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appeal
used in Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

13 uses
  • The speech is not an end in itself, but is being used to condemn that same affective domain of understanding it makes its rhetorical appeal to.
    Part 4 (68% in)
  • It is a kind of nowhere, famous for nothing at all and has an appeal because of just that.
    Part 1 (1% in)
  • It has no appeal because the reality he sees is its surface.
    Part 1 (75% in)
  • The dirt, the grease, the mastery of underlying form required all give it such a negative romantic appeal that women never go near it.
    Part 1 (76% in)
  • But this argument, though romantically appealing, doesn't hold up.
    Part 2 (36% in)
  • But the print, Feininger's "Church of the Minorites," had an appeal to him that was irrelevant to the art in that its subject, a kind of Gothic cathedral, created from semiabstract lines and planes and colors and shades, seemed to reflect his mind's vision of the Church of Reason and that was why he'd put it here.
    Part 2 (95% in)
  • The early climbers established paths that were on firm ground with an accessibility that appealed to all, but today the Western routes are all but closed because of dogmatic inflexibility in the face of change.
    Part 3 (1% in)
  • In terms of our old dichotomy, what's being said is, "Don't base your decisions on romantic surface appeal without considering classical underlying form."
    Part 3 (35% in)
  • What the classical formalists meant by the objection "Quality is just what you like" was that this subjective, undefined "quality" he was teaching was just romantic surface appeal.
    Part 3 (35% in)
  • Classroom popularity contests could determine whether a composition had immediate appeal, all right, but was this Quality?
    Part 3 (35% in)
  • The novelty of this appeals to him.
    Part 3 (80% in)
  • Socrates has demonstrated to Gorgias that both rhetoric and cooking are branches of pandering...pimping...because they appeal to the emotions rather than true knowledge.
    Part 4 (49% in)
  • Of course there's "empty rhetoric," that is, rhetoric that has emotional appeal without proper subservience to dialectical truth, but we don't want any of that, do we?
    Part 4 (64% in)

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