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By Walter J. Ong

"Fighting for Life is a publication approximately contest, the agonia of the Greek area, and its roots in male existence, specially academia. Ong describes this paintings as an 'excavation' which was once brought on by means of his earlier explorations of such components because the features of oral and literate cultures, Peter Ramus and his 16th-century highbrow milieu, and the early dominance and more moderen decline of classical rhetoric in schooling. In Fighting for Life, he weaves the result of a year's research of agonistic buildings operating during the organic, social, and noetic worlds. Describing his textual content as an 'essay in noobiology,' the organic roots of human attention, Ong claims that 'contest has been a significant factor in natural evolution and it seems to were a massive, and probably crucial, consider highbrow development.' . . . The paintings is a helpful synthesis of a large physique of analysis and theory."-Rhetoric Society Quarterly

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