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Unformatted text preview: = flattery, compliments not totally genuine Mistakes Gorgias makes - - Gorgias says that a rhetorician must be a just man… What’s the problem with this? Do people always use rhetoric honestly? NO *Gorgias says you don’t have to know anything to be a rhetorician, Plato might compare rhetoric to diets, makeup and junkmail--Rhetoricans are not regarded highly by Plato b/c he believes they have no power What’s real power?? Gorgias says doing what you want and getting people to do it too ARISTOTLE Student of Platos, taught Alexander the Great, wrote rhetorical manual, “On Rhetoric”--His definition of rhetoric: “the faculty of observing in any given case the available means of persuasion”--believed good rhetoric didn’t necessarily have to be successful Aristotelian Proofs (different ways of showing evidence to prove your claim)-Inartistic (used)-Artistic (invented) 1. Logos – argument 2. Pathos – emotion 3. Ethos – character...
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