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Reading Questions 6: Aristotle I 1. According to the editor’s introduction, who was the audience for Aristotle’s Rhetoric? The main audience for Aristotle’s Rhetoric , was primarily students of philosophy. 2. According to Aristotle, what is the relation of rhetoric and dialectic? How are they similar? “Dialectic was the art of philosophical disputation…The procedure in dialectic was for one student to state a thesis and for a second student to try to refute the these by asking a series of questions that could be answered by yes or no.” Dialectic proceeds by question and answer, unlike rhetoric which works by continuous exposition. In dialectic only logical augment is acceptable, whereas in rhetoric the impression of character conveyed by the speaker and the emotions awakened in the audience contribute to persuasion. They both build their arguments on commonly held opinions and deal only with the probable.
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