B.A. from University of Michigan
M.A. from Eastern Michigan University
Ph.D. from Wayne State University
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Dr. John Arthos teaches rhetorical studies courses such as rhetoric of film, argumentation & debate, rhetorical criticism, public speaking, and propaganda. He also teaches courses in hermeneutics, narrative theory, and new media. His research focuses on the relationship between rhetoric and hermeneutics as the foundation of a liberal education. Dr. Arthos has also been honored with the title of John & Christine Warner Chair. Dr. He has taught many Denison courses, including Rhetoric and Social Movements, Humanist Hermeneutics, Narrative & Living, Scriptwriting, Argumentation and Debate, Propaganda & Society, Rhetoric of Film, and more. He has written over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and several books, including Gadamer's Poetics: A Critique of Modern Aesthetics, Speaking Hermeneutically: The Art of Understanding in the Conduct of a Life, and The Inner Word in Gadamer’s Hermeneutics