Gorgias Discussion Notes

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Gorgias Discussion Notes Ally: A: Rhetoric is oratory addressed to large and ignorant audiences, rhetoric doesn’t “instruct” audiences but only leads them to beliefs “without certainty”: Pg 15: doctor can convince of true knowledge -Persuasion vs. convincing Counter: Socrates hold the teachers responsible for what they teach their students, but we think that the individual students are responsible for the way that they use the information o Their own experiences are used in the way that they apply their information Socrates makes the assumption that the audience is completely ignorant, which may not always be the case The success of an argument wins people over more than the substance of the argument substitute the truth for the force of the argument o Tissias vs. Corax: example of how they both made an argument that wasn’t really relevant to the truth, more based on how well they used rhetoric manipulative towards each other. Argument for both sides
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