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Aristotle: Orator as Architect Son of court physician to King of Macedon Student of Plato’s Academy, which competed with the school founded by Isocrates Wrote as many as 550 books with a total of more than 6,000 pages in modern print Aristotle In Context: Isocrates: Although Aristotle was critical of Isocrates’ overall approach to rhetoric, he echoed Isocrates’ claim that rhetoric is useful to society Sophists: Aristotle’s focus on deliberative speech may be understood as a critique of the sophist’s emphasis on forensic speech Aristotle: Differences from Plato Although Aristotle was aligned philosophically with Plato, he avoided his moralizing tone associated with Plato’s critique of the Sophists Although Aristotle Agreed with Plato that only scientific demonstration and formal logical could arrive at absolute truth, he differed from Plato in emphasizing the empirical means of obtaining truth. Aristotle: Explicit Critiques of Plato: Aristotle’s Rhetoric stands in direct contradiction to some parts of Plato’s Gorgias 1. Framed Rhetoric as the counterpart of dialectic
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2. Established Rhetoric as a techne
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