Review Rhetoric - Aristotle-1

Review Rhetoric - Aristotle-1 - Aristotle birth and death...

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Aristotle birth and death dates 384 BC – March 7, 322 BC why he left Athens toward the end of his life After   Alexander’s   death   in   323,   leaves   Athens   “lest   it   sin   twice   against  philosophy.” the Raphael painting of Plato and Aristotle, and what it signifies The painting name is:  The School of Athens What signifies?:    the paths of Knowledge. why Aristotle became popular in the middle ages, and again recently Middle Ages: influential for Islam, Judaism (Maimonides), and Christianity (St. Thomas  Aquinas The idea of natural law, supplemented by special revelation.  A powerful  synthesis of Greek thought and religious revelation;  faith and reason are  not antithetical.  A vocabulary in which everyone could talk to one another  even   if   they   differed   on   the   particular   content   of   revelation   (Jewish,  Christian, Muslim) Recently: Now highly influential, as we seek a common language for talking about  the nature of human flourishing/the Good across different  cultures/religions/value systems Aristotle's 4 main arguments in defense of rhetoric 1. First line is “rhetoric is an ANTISTROPHOS of dialectic--”counterpart”  2. Why do we need it? Self-defense
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This note was uploaded on 10/26/2008 for the course PHIL 1310 taught by Professor Mathew during the Spring '08 term at Cy-Fair College.

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