Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason The authors broke Lincoln s code regarding how he wrote his speeches Unknown to previous Lincoln scholars he used a regular template and it is replicatable Anyone can do it We prove it in our book e

  • Title: Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason
  • Author: DavidHirsch Dan Van Haften
  • ISBN: 9781932714890
  • Page: 486
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The authors broke Lincoln s code regarding how he wrote his speeches Unknown to previous Lincoln scholars, he used a regular template and it is replicatable Anyone can do it We prove it in our book, explain it line by line, and show you how it is done Now anyone can speak and argue like Lincoln For than 150 years, historians have speculated about what made AbraThe authors broke Lincoln s code regarding how he wrote his speeches Unknown to previous Lincoln scholars, he used a regular template and it is replicatable Anyone can do it We prove it in our book, explain it line by line, and show you how it is done Now anyone can speak and argue like Lincoln For than 150 years, historians have speculated about what made Abraham Lincoln great How did Lincoln create his iron logic, his compelling reason, his convincing oratory, and his memorable writing Some point to Lincoln s study of grammar, literature, and poetry Others believe it was the deep national crisis that elevated Lincoln s oratory Most agree though that he honed his persuasive technique in his work as an Illinois attorney Authors Hirsch and Van Haften persuasively argue, for the first time, that it was Lincoln s in depth study of geometry that gave our sixteenth president his verbal structure Although Lincoln s fascination with geometry is well documented, most historians have concluded that his study of the subject was little than mental calisthenics In fact, conclude the authors, Lincoln embedded the ancient structure of geometric proof into the Gettysburg Address, the Cooper Union speech, the First and Second Inaugurals, his legal practice, and much of his substantive post 1853 communication Modern science can be traced back to Greek geometric method, but rhetoric, which morphed into speech and then into communications, has barely advanced since Aristotle Lincoln s structure emancipates speech from Aristotle and unleashes limitless possibilities Indeed, his use of geometric method in rhetoric and writing has long been a secret hiding in plain sight Virtually any literate person can become an Abraham Lincoln by structuring speech with iron logic, as aptly demonstrated by this remarkable new study Among other things, the authors artfully demonstrate the real importance of the Cooper Union speech which helped make Lincoln president , offer a startling revelation about the Declaration of Independence that connects Lincoln to Thomas Jefferson closely than anyone previously realized, and show how the structure of the legal system played an even important role in Lincoln s greatness than heretofore realized With the publication of Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason, Lincoln immediately takes on a new importance that will open an entirely new avenue of scholarly study About the Authors David Hirsch is an attorney in Des Moines, Iowa He has a BS from Michigan State University and a JD, with distinction, from the University of Iowa College of Law He clerked for an Iowa Supreme Court Justice from 1973 1974 Hirsch co authored the technology column for the American Bar Association Journal for over a decade The idea for this book came from a column he co authored for the ABA Journal in 2007 Dan Van Haften lives in Batavia, Illinois He has BS, with high honor, and MS degrees in mathematics from Michigan State University, and a Ph.D in electrical engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology He began his career with ATT Bell Laboratories in 1970, and retired from Alcatel Lucent in 2007 His work involved software development and system testing on telecommunication systems.

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    1. Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason by David Hirsch, Dan Van Haften"Abraham Lincoln and the Structure of Reason" makes the compelling argument that it was Lincoln's application of Euclid's first six books on geometry that provided the structure for his reason. The authors show how Lincoln embedded this knowledge of the structure of geometry into some of his most important narratives. Despite the authors' strong arguments in favor of their thesis, I sense this book will be of interest to [...]

    2. The main thesis of this book is that Abraham Lincoln's greatness came from his mastery of the "six-books of Euclid" geometry, and the subsequent application of the six elements of Euclid into his logic, reasoning, and speeches. Hirsch (a lawyer) and Van Haften (and engineer) demarcate many of Lincoln's speeches, letters, and lectures into Euclid's six elements: Enunciation, Exposition, Specification, Construction, Proof, and Conclusion. They use voluminous quotes and passages from Lincoln's writ [...]

    3. An excellent book for anyone who needs to either speak in public or write a public paper. I am going to purchase the book to study it more in depth. A must for anyone no matter what field you are in. Both Hirsch and Van Haften explain how to write and articulate a logical argument the way that Lincoln did in his speeches and writing.

    4. This book explains the structure of a Euclidean proof and then demonstrates how Lincoln used this structure in many of his speeches and legal arguments. Although it was often very dry reading, I think this book could be a good reference -- especially in a geometry class. ;)

    5. The authors do not meet the claim of their dust-jacket, but it is still a useful book. Several sections are of interest only to those interested in how Lincoln's practice of law compares with the modern practice.

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