Canon (basic principle)

The concept of canon is very broad; in a general sense it refers to being one (adjectival) or a group (noun) of official, authentic or approved rules or laws, particularly ecclesiastical; or group of official, authentic, or approved literary or artistic works, such as the literature of a particular author, of a particular genre, or a particular group of religious scriptural texts,[1] or similarly, one or a body of rules, principles, or standards accepted as axiomatic and universally binding in a religion, or a field of study or art.[2] This can be related to such topics as literary canons.

There is also the concept of the canons of rhetoric, including five key principles, which when grouped together, are the principles set for giving speeches.[3][4][5][6][7]

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  1. ^ "canon". Glasgow: HarperCollins Publishers. 2019.
  2. ^ "canon"., LL. 2019. Retrieved 2015-04-07.
  3. ^ WordNet 3.1. retrieved 2011-12-03 from: Canon Search Word.
  4. ^ W.C Sayers (1915–1916) established a system of canons of classification Sayers, W.C. (1915-1916). Canons of classification applied to "The subject", "The expansive", "The decimal" and "The Library of Congress" classifications: A study in bibliographical classification method. Lindon: Grafton.
  5. ^ S. R. Ranganathan developed a theory of facet analysis which he presented as a detailed series of 46 canons, 13 postulates and 22 principles. in Prolegomena to library classification. New York: Asia Publishing House. Spiteri, Louise (1998). A Simplified Model for Facet Analysis: Ranganathan 101. Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science—Revue Canadienne des Sciences de l'Information et de Bibliotheconomie, 23(1-2), 1-30., Retrieved from:
  6. ^ Toye, Richard (2013). Rhetoric A Very Short Introduction. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-965136-8.
  7. ^ "Canon". Random House, Inc. Retrieved September 29, 2014.