Rhetoric (Thrift Edition)
A student of the Greek philosopher Plato, Aristotle would ultimately become one of the most influential Greek philosophers himself. A man well known for his philosophies on various topics such as science, politics, and history, Aristotle disagreed with Plato's thinking on the subject of rhetoric. While Plato considered rhetoric to be a "practice of flattery and artifice with little relationship to truth," Aristotle defined rhetoric to be "the study of the means of persuasion" and regarded the art of rhetoric as a legitimate skill that can be studied. Aristotle's Rhetoric is a definitive analysis on the topic and provides his methodology on combining the tools of persuasion for an effective presentation in both oral and written form. Divided into three parts, this book covers the speaker, the audience, and the speech itself. 171 pgs, pb. ~ Enh
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