Lecture 6 - OF STUDY 3. RHETORIC MUST SERVE COMMON GOOD 4....

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LECTURE 6: I. REVIEW OF PLATO'S CONCEPTION OF THE "TRUE ART" A. MUST KNOW THE TRUTH (POSSESS WISDOM) ABOUT THE SUBJECTS OF DISCOURSE --3 PATHS TO WISDOM (CHARIOTEER, EROS AND CONVERSATION, CAVE) B. MUST KNOW HOW TO DIVIDE SUBJECT LOGICALLY C. MUST BE ABLE TO DEFINE EACH ASPECT OF THESE SUBJECTS D. MUST BE ABLE TO ORGANIZE MATERIALS LOGICALLY IN A SPEECH E. MUST UNDERSTAND NATURE AND TYPES OF SOULS, AND HOW TO ADAPT SPEECH TO EACH II. KEY ISSUES—THE GROUNDS OF BELIEF AND KNOWLEDGE. A. WHAT IS “TRUE KNOWLEDGE?” B. HOW DO WE “KNOW” WHAT WE KNOW? C. WHAT JUSTIFIES A CLAIM TO KNOWLEDGE? D. WHAT JUSTIFIES BELIEF? III. ISOCRATES’ (436-338 BCE) TEACHINGS ON RHETORIC A. CRITICIZED SOPHISTICAL TEACHINGS B. REJECTED PLATO'S APPROACH C. OFFERED RIGOROUS EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM IN "CIVIC EXCELLENCE" 1. EMPHASIZED BROAD EDUCATION ("LIBERAL ARTS") IN HISTORY, POLITICS, ECONOMICS, ETHICS 2. STUDY OF RHETORIC WAS CAPSTONE OF LONG COURSE
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Unformatted text preview: OF STUDY 3. RHETORIC MUST SERVE COMMON GOOD 4. RHETORICAL SKILL REQUIRES 3 ELEMENTS: a. NATURAL ABILITY b. PRACTICE c. TRAINING IN PRINCIPLES OF THE ART 5. PROPER USE ALSO REQUIRES GOOD MORAL CHARACTER A. CONCEPTION OF RHETORIC SUMMED UP: RHETORIC IS THE INSTRUMENT OF DEMOCRATIC CITIZENSHIP BY WHICH A PERSON OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER SEEKS TO ADVANCE THE COMMON GOOD THROUGH THOUGHTFUL AND INFORMED ADVOCACY OF SOUND PUBLIC POLICY." B. MODEL FOR GENERAL AND RHETORICAL EDUCATION FROM THEN TO NOW (INCLUDING IN CAS 100A). IV. WOMEN AND RHETORIC IN ATHENS A. ASPASIA B. FEW OCCASIONS FOR WOMEN TO SPEAK IN PUBLIC V. FOR WED. READ HERRICK CH. 4 ON ARISTOTLE A. WHERE WAS THE ART OF RHETORIC SUPPOSED TO BE USED, BY WHOM, FOR WHAT PURPOSES? B. HOW DOES ARISTOTLE DEFINE RHETORIC? C. WHAT ARE THE TYPES OF RHETORICAL SPEECH? D. WHAT ARE THE THREE MODES OF ARTISTIC PROOF HE DESCRIBES?...
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