The Poetics and Ethics of Negligence

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Jeff Todd

Texas State University, San Marcos - Department of Finance and Economics

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

This article applies the rhetorical theories of Kenneth Burke to show how the trope of the reasonably prudent person under the same or circumstances is a more effective -- and more ethical -- approach to negligence than negligence per se.

Keywords: rhetoric, poetics, ethics, negligence, negligence per se, Kenneth Burke

Suggested Citation

Todd, Jeff, The Poetics and Ethics of Negligence (2013). California Western Law Review, Vol. 50, pp. 75-132, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2541026

Jeff Todd (Contact Author)

Texas State University, San Marcos - Department of Finance and Economics ( email )

San Marcos, TX 78666
United States

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