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La retórica bajo el barniz de la lógica: Samuel Ramos y su discurso sobre la inferioridad mexicana

(2014) ROMANCE QUARTERLY. 61(1). p.54-64
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Samuel Ramos reflects on the essence of the Mexican people in the philosophical essay El perfil del hombre y la cultura en Mexico (1934). He emphasizes the sentiment of inferiority and the desire to hide this inferiority by camouflage strategies as a distinctive characteristic of the Mexican. This analysis of Ramos's Perfil unveils a discrepancy between the form that the author imitatesthe scientific treatiseand the true argumentative constitution of his textthe rhetorical discourse. Along with the anti-rhetoric position of the rationalists, Ramos considers rhetorical argumentation as an inferior approach that has to be dissimulated and hidden under a layer of science.
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inferiority, argumentation, Mexican identity, rationalism, rhetoric

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Houvenaghel, Eugenia. 2014. “La Retórica Bajo El Barniz De La Lógica: Samuel Ramos y Su Discurso Sobre La Inferioridad Mexicana.” Romance Quarterly 61 (1): 54–64.
APA
Houvenaghel, E. (2014). La retórica bajo el barniz de la lógica: Samuel Ramos y su discurso sobre la inferioridad mexicana. ROMANCE QUARTERLY, 61(1), 54–64.
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Houvenaghel E. La retórica bajo el barniz de la lógica: Samuel Ramos y su discurso sobre la inferioridad mexicana. ROMANCE QUARTERLY. 2014;61(1):54–64.
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Houvenaghel, Eugenia. “La Retórica Bajo El Barniz De La Lógica: Samuel Ramos y Su Discurso Sobre La Inferioridad Mexicana.” ROMANCE QUARTERLY 61.1 (2014): 54–64. Print.
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  author       = {Houvenaghel, Eugenia},
  issn         = {0883-1157},
  journal      = {ROMANCE QUARTERLY},
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  language     = {spa},
  number       = {1},
  pages        = {54--64},
  title        = {La ret{\'o}rica bajo el barniz de la l{\'o}gica: Samuel Ramos y su discurso sobre la inferioridad mexicana},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08831157.2014.848121},
  volume       = {61},
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