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Justice and Virtue 27/08/2007 12:08:00 See stickie to email Defining Rhetoric Socrates asks Gorgias what his expertise or craft (tekne) is: What is rhetoric’s domain? o Speech o Only speech o Speech that persuades democratic bodies in their deliberations about  what ought to be done (and in particular, about the just and the unjust,  and about what is of value to communities). What Kind of persuasion does rhetoric concern? Socrates: that which brings  about mere conviction as against reasoned conviction/ knowledge. What good is rhetoric?  Gorgias’s case for rhetoric “Rhetoricians are like advertisers” Basically trying to sell the idea or product to non-experts on the thing Rhetoric is only effective to those who lack knowledge of the subject. Rhetoric gives you power over others, and the best kind, because it enslaves 
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