Comm 201 Final

Comm 201 Final - Sophists wise ones Teachers who were paid...

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Sophists - wise ones. Teachers who were paid to teach young boys in Greek city-states Protagoras Father of debate Taught “dissoi logoi” translated “clashing words” or “clashing speech,” notion that there is 2 opposing sides Antilogike- teaching method required students to offer arguments for & against a Systematized eristic argument, using argumentative tricks, & techniques to win a case rather than seeking & impressing “true meaning “ on the audience Gorgias “Rhetoric is a mighty ruler which the minutest and most invisible body accomplishes the most godlike died.” All we know of Gorgias comes from Plato Argued both sides of a case Wrote the Enconium for Helen , famous speech praising Helen of Troy & reflection on power of words, demonstrates his power as an orator, he defends her actions after being kidnapped by Paris, a prince of Troy Rhetoric is an ornamentation of words, words carry power to move, excite, persuade, words convey that power “Nothings exists. If it does, we cannot know it. If we can know it, we cannot communicate our knowledge to another person.” (language is never exactly what
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This note was uploaded on 10/14/2008 for the course COMM 201 taught by Professor Durbin during the Fall '06 term at USC.

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