Worksheet on Plato's Rhetoric and Wrestling-Hero

Worksheet on - them I did so by no other art than rhetoric.” Plato’s Examples(Concrete to Abstract 1 “But the fact that he can rob doctors or

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Worksheet “On Rhetoric and Wrestling” Plato’s Major Points: 1. “But the fact that he [the rhetorician] can rob doctors, or any other craftsmen, of the credit due them, is no reason why he should do so: he must use his skill justly, exactly as one should use physical prowess.” Most Important 2. “This is to show you how great and how splendid is the power of his art [the rhetorician]”. Less Important Plato’s Examples (General to Specific): 1. “If a rhetorician and a physician should …occasion to debate in the assembly…as to which of them ought to be elected public physician, the doctor would be utterly eclipsed, and the capable speaker would, if he chose, be elected.” 2. “I have made calls on patients who were unwilling to take their medicine or submit to an operation or a cautery; and though their doctor could not persuade
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Unformatted text preview: them, I did so, by no other art than rhetoric.” Plato’s Examples (Concrete to Abstract): 1. “But the fact that he can rob doctors, or any other craftsmen, of the credit due them, is no reason why he should do so: he must use his skill justly, exactly and one should physical prowess.” 2. “Because a man has learned to be so proficient in boxing or wrestling…that he is superior to friend and foe alike, that is no reason for him to go about beating or stabbing and killing his friends!” 3. “And if a man frequents the gymnasia…becomes a prize-fighter, and then takes to beating his mother or his friends and relatives, that is no reason for detesting and banishing the trainers and teachers of the art of fighting…the pupils perverted their own strength and skill to its wrong use.”...
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course WRTG 1250 taught by Professor Gasser during the Spring '05 term at Colorado.

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