Rhetoric. Plato: Rhetoric is "the art of winning the soul by discourse.". Rhetoric. Aristotle: Rhetoric is "the faculty of discovering in any particular case all of the available means of persuasion. Rhetoric.
Plato: Rhetoric is "the art of winning the soul by discourse."
Aristotle:Rhetoric is "the faculty of discovering in any particular case all of the available
means of persuasion.
Francis Bacon: Rhetoric is the application of reason to imagination "for the better
moving of the will."
The study or art of using language persuasively and effectively.
Appeals present in arguments:
Follow along on your handouts
support a cause
promote a change
refute a theory
Ways to persuade:
Rhetorical Tropes and Schemes
ad hominem fallacy: Attacking a person’s character
ad populum fallacy: “to the crowd,” a misconception that a widespread occurrence of something is assumed
circular reasoning: trying to prove one idea with another idea that is too similar to the first idea; such logical
ways moves backwards in its attempt to move forward
either/or reasoning: the tendency to see an issue as having only two sides
hasty generalization: drawing a general and premature conclusion on the basis of only one or two cases
non sequitur: “it does not follow,” an inference or conclusion that does not follow from established