• At the same time as the issue; where are they? who else is there? what is happening?
  • At the same time in another place; where are they?  who was there?  what is happening?
  • What is or was possible?
  • What is or was probable?
  • Power, will and opportunity
  • Who is interested?
  • What is the best choice?

The concerns of Grammar are people, places, things and times- the study of events.

The Logic of circumstance is concerned with causal relationships between events and ideas in the history of the world.

Rhetoric is the self aware inclusion of the student in circumstance, a relationship with the past that informs the present and indicates the future.

“The past is the present unrolled for inspection, the present is the past gathered for action.” -Will Durant



Related entries