The renaissance of rhetoric in the 20th century has influenced philosophy as well. Nevertheless, the rhetorical turn in modern philosophy leads to a new Sophistics which deconstructs metaphysics and its texts. On the contrary my article argues in favour of a new positive perspective of integration of philosophy and rhetoric. Parting from the discovery of the hidden rhetoric at the beginning of the history of metaphysics and developing a typology and a topology of speculative discourse. Finally, I arque against (post)modern Sophystics and for the possibility of a rhetorically illustrated metaphysics.