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Final Exam Review-Group 2 Terms Doxa: Translation : Opinion Definition: Greek word meaning common belief or popular opinion, from which the modern terms of orthodoxy and heterodoxy are derived. Significance: used by the Greek rhetoricians as a tool for the formation of argument by using common opinions, the doxa was often manipulated by Sophists to persuade the people, leading to Plato's opposed knowledge to doxa. Plato believed that true life peruses knowledge, not the court, office or democracy. The opposite of Doxa is Episteme, which is the pursuit of knowledge over opinion. Doxa continues to evolve in contemporary rhetoric as technology allows rhetoric to reach a broader, more diverse audience. Trained Incapacity: Key Theorist : Kenneth Burke Definition: “State of affairs whereby one’s very abilities can function as their blindness/pitfall” Significance: the concept of “trained incapacity” is significant to the history of rhetoric as it points out how ones orientations/training may make them unable to
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This note was uploaded on 03/18/2009 for the course COMM 3300 taught by Professor Vogelaar,a during the Summer '08 term at Colorado.

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