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In Ramist method, of which Fraunce was, of course, one of the leading Elizabethan exponents, the scientific explanation of any art always proceeds from the most general definition of a subject to its dichotomized parts.
Chapters 4 by Morgan and 5 by Ramist and Gloria Weiss focus on the predictive validity of the SAT over time.
(1) Although The Garden of Eloquence has traditionally been referred to as a 'treatise' having either marked 'Ramist' (2) or 'figurist' (3) inclinations--stepping into the shoes of Richard Sherry, Joannes Susenbrotus, or Dudley Fenner (4)--this apparent paradox in its classification indicates that, despite Peacham's obvious concern with elocutio, The Garden is more complex than has conventionally been assumed.
The next six essays are more varied in both subject and methodology--ranging from the philosophical problem of free will in a newly mechanical universe to the meanings implicit in the material conditions of early modern cultural production; from the influence of Ramist logic on angelic debate in Paradise Lost to the theological underpinning of Milton's political argument against licensing in the Areopagitica; from the nature and meaning of solitude in Paradise Regained to the truly bizarre history of Milton's defamation as a papist in Restoration polemics.
For example, two of the most common explanations given to explain why few Black students persist and achieve in weed-out systems are inadequate finances (Maton, et al., 2000; Astin, 1982, 1993), and deficient academic backgrounds (Maton et al., 2000; Willingham et al., 1990; Ramist et al., 1994; Elliot et al., 1995).
Van Dung Le Flanchec examines stylistic repetition and rhyme quality in light of Ramist rhetoric in Fouquelin.
explanations of the earthquake based on Ramist or Aristotelian concepts.
The range of the study is from the beginnings of Ramism in German lands following the middle of the sixteenth century to the development of Ramist and semi-Ramist textbooks in academies and universities from 1590 to 1613, concluding with a detailed examination of the "post-Ramist eclecticism" of Alsted's Encyclopedia.
Morgan and Ramist (1998) and Camara, Dorans, Morgan, and Myford (2000) report that grade equivalency studies compare college students' grades in introductory courses to students' performance on AP examinations.
Armstrong admits that Cicero's influence on Renaissance humanism is hardly news, yet he focuses on linking oratory to poetry through their Ciceronian emphasis on rhetoric as moving hearers to civil action, distinguishing this from the Ramist tendency to subordinate it to logic as a form of knowledge.
On page 15, for example, she explains parenthetically that rhetors are "users of rhetoric," yet a few pages later one is in the thick of a discussion of Ramist ideas about "the confusion of dialectic and rhetoric." Inevitably in reading a study of rhetoric, one must assess the rhetorical skills of the author, and I found myself wishing that Bennett expected either more or less of me.
Goeglein, "Reading English Ramist Logic Books as Modern Emblem Books: The Case of Abraham Fraunce"; Anthony Miller, "Red Crosse's Imprisonment and Foxe's Inquisition"; Jason Lawrence, "Calidore fra i pastori: Spenser's Return to Tasso in The Faerie Queene Book VI"; and James Schiavoni, "Spenser's Augustine."