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Unformatted text preview: moment. Gorgias says you cannot take a moral stance in teaching rhetoric, the teachers isnt responsible for the action of their students. Its not what you have learned but how you use what you have learned. 5. Plato says dialectical reasoning is a way of deceiving. It makes ideas sound appealing and flattering. It is rooted in carnal desires and is a powerful tool to persuade people into happiness. Gorgias would say that 6. Plato says rhetoric is useless, it deals with deceiving and nothing is absolute. Instead, it is important to look into philosophy to find the answers to your questions. Gorgias believes that one can only go so deep until he is found in darkness. You must find a balance with culture, philosophy, and your own truths. No one will understand where you are coming from if you go too deep. It is the idea of essential relativism....
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- Spring '09