Aristotle on Rhetoric-Bacon

Aristotle on Rhetoric-Bacon - Yvonne Cheng 87632205 Reading...

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Yvonne Cheng 87632205 Reading questions: I. Aristotle’s “Rhetoric:” Reread passages on enthymeme and paradigm in Rhetoric (Book 1, chapter 1. # 11; chapter 2 # 2, # 8-19, # 21. Identify an example of enthymeme (Dorieus or ‘fever and illness’ or ‘giving birth and milk) and paradigm (Dionysius plotting tyranny) and try to understand the form of the argument each is supposed to represent. II. Bacon’s “Preamble” and “Preface.” Read the “Preamble and the “Preface” to Bacons’ “Great Instauration.” Qu1: Articulate, in your own words, the negative and the positive theses enunciated in the Preface of “The Great Instauration” If men become complacent with the knowledge that they possess, then they will have a false sense of completion. Bacon stresses that men should strive for greater and better things no matter how much knowledge one may already have accumulated because there is always more. Qu2: What are the alleged consequences of the alleged fact that men overrate their
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUM CORE 1b taught by Professor Lupton during the Spring '08 term at UC Irvine.

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