To study the rhetoric of natural phenomena is to study how poets use language and imagery of environmental change and changeableness
to evaluate both the impact of natural phenomena upon and the similarity of natural phenomena to the manners and opinions of men and women.
But he also believed that conscience was the irreducible mediator to the truth of things--a complex truth that the postmodernist turn to diversity, multiplicity, the concrete and particular, the contextual and historical, the contingent and variable--in a phrase, the rhetoric of the other--seriously helps us to appreciate in its complexity and changeableness
Valuation standards have been difficult to implement because of the complexity, diversity, and changeableness
of valuation assignments, property characteristics, and buyer responses.
A prior decision to constrain a later decision-making process can only be conceived as not intrusive on the decision maker's autonomy, given his changeableness
, if that prior decision is ever open to revision - for the assumption that the constraints were freely chosen bears on die compatibility of the constraints with present autonomy only if the choice then relates to the constraints now.
They worry about female rhetoric and female changeableness
, but also about their own "manliness.
This postmodern program thus entails championing plurality, difference, changeableness
, instability, and lack of hierarchy.