1-16-2008 - Aristotle – Use the Rhetorical Triangle...

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January 16, 2008 Rhetoric - the art of written persuasion  The Founders of Rhetoric Socrates – Start with questions. Questioned authority Guilty of corrupting the youth Put to death by poison His best student was Plato Plato – Answers come from observation. Documented Socrates’ life Believed in absolute truth Believed in a higher authority (god or laws) His best student was Aristotle
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Unformatted text preview: Aristotle – Use the Rhetorical Triangle Genius Argued with Plato Authority was in humans, not gods or laws Rhetorical Triangle The Rhetorical Triangle Ethos (character of credibility) Pathos (Emotion) Logos (Logic) Social science writers must have: January 16, 2008 High Standards of honesty Respect for others Rigorous standards of inquiry...
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2008 for the course ENGL 202A taught by Professor Hirtjenniferlee during the Spring '08 term at Penn State.

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