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Unformatted text preview: persuasion based on appearance Big Picture: Plato’s Ideal Rhetoric Fits the category of techne Brings about justice and harmony and order for individuals and the city-states Encompasses a psychological study of the human soul and a logical study of arguments directed to each type of soul Building Blocks of Plato’s Ideal Rhetoric 1. Know the truth 2. Define terms, analyze and classify 3. Study and know the types of souls 4. Attend to the principles of arrangement 5. Hone instruments by which rhetoric affects the soul 6. Rely on cross-examination over writing and continuous and uninterrupted discourse Orator as Philosopher: Phaedrus: What title do you grant them then?...
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