aristotle's rhetoric

aristotle's rhetoric - spin past in a certain way-logos:...

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teacher--->student socrates--->plato--->aristotle--->pliny - aristotle's academy known as the lyceum - he set out to prove that scientifically rhetoric could be a course of study, an art or science in its own right - rhetoric is used for large groups of people - the most famous and influential definition of rhetoric: "rhetoric is the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion." - you might not be successful, just like a doctor wont always heal a patient, you wont always be able to persuade - "connecting our case to others' experiences, values, beliefs" - enthymene /commonplace/warrant= principles or beliefs that he/she believes he holds in common with the audience - deliberative oratory- things that take place in legislative setting, in order to make or break law - epideictic or ceremonial oratory- deal with virtue or blame, a person or a cause, "he/she/it is wonderful or horrible and here is why. .." - forensic oratory- courtroom rhetoric, past events, accumulate evidence and
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Unformatted text preview: spin past in a certain way-logos: "to act intelligently/reasonably/logically"-pathos: "an appeal to an emotion, putting the audience in the right frame of mind."-ethos: -"clearness is secured by using words that are current and ordinary." He does not like the stylized speaking of the sophists. -all about how to deal with a popular audience-the function is not simply to succeed in persuading but to come as near to success as each case will allow. Do as well as possible.-What makes a man a 'sophist' is not his faculty, but his moral purpose Basically calling the sophists immoral.-sometimes people think rhetoric is sissy but it is every bit as -words to know from chapter 3: demos dialectic logos polis pysche-words to know from chapter 4: common topics dialectic enthymeme epideictic oratory forensic oratory logos pathos ethos syllogism deliberative oratory...
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