Lecture 9 - 3 SINGLE MOST INFLUENTIAL TREATISE IN MODERN...

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LECTURE 9 I. FINISHING ARISTOTLE’S RHETORICAL THEORY A. REVIEW: RHETORIC VS. DIALECTIC B. DEFINITION AND ENDS OF RHETORIC C. THREE SPECIES OF RHETORIC 1. DELIBERATIVE 2. JUDICIAL 3. CEREMONIAL ( EPIDEICTIC ) D. THREE MODES OF ARTISTIC PROOF 1. LOGOS —ENTHYMEME AND EXAMPLE 2. PATHOS —EMOTIONAL APPEAL 3. ETHOS —PERSUASION BASED ON TRUSTWORTHINESS OR CREDIBILITY E. OTHER ELEMENTS OF A’s THEORETICAL TREATMENT 1. INVENTION/DISCOVERY OF PERSUASIVES THROUGH USE OF TOPICS ( TOPOI ) 2. ARRANGEMENT ( TAXIS ) AND PARTS OF A SPEECH (INTRO., STATEMENT OF THE CASE/ PROPOSITION, NARRATION, PROOF, CONCLUSION) 3. STYLE ( LEXIS ), CONCERNING WORD CHOICE, USE OF METAPHOR, SIMILE, ETC. 4. DELIVERY ( HYPOKRISIS ) F. SIGNIFICANCE OF A’s THEORY 1. FIRST SYSTEMATIC, DETAILED ACCOUNT OF RHETORIC. 2. INFLUENCED DEVELOPMENT OF THE ART FOR CENTURIES.
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Unformatted text preview: 3. SINGLE MOST INFLUENTIAL TREATISE IN MODERN TIMES. II. IMPLICATIONS OF THE THEORY: THE SEARCH FOR “MORAL TRUTHS” A. WHY DO THE ETHICS, RHETORIC, AND POLITICS CONSTITUTE A “TRILOGY?” B. HOW IS RHETORIC CONNECTED TO PRACTICAL REASONING/WISDOM? C. WHAT MAKES A DECISION “RATIONAL,” “INTELLIGENT,” OR “WISE”? D. WHY IS SEEKING TO PERSUADE AN ACT OF “HUMILITY” AND OF “COURAGE?” E. “OUT OF INDIVIDUAL KNOWINGS WE CREATE COMMUNAL MORAL TRUTHS.” WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? IS IT “TRUE”? RESPONSE PAPER DUE FRIDAY, SEPT. 26: “ARISTOTLE’S RHETORIC HAS BEEN DESCRIBED AS THE IMPLEMENTATION OF PLATO’S REQUIREMENTS FOR A ‘TRUE ART.’ IN WHAT WAYS IS THIS AN ACCURATE AND AN INACCURATE DESCRIPTION?”...
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Lecture 9 - 3 SINGLE MOST INFLUENTIAL TREATISE IN MODERN...

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