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Introduction to Rhetoric
Transcript of Introduction to Rhetoric
the qualities of audience
an orator 2. Rhetoric and logic are necessary counterparts. logic and persuasion are mutually complementary 3. The form and functin of speeches are shaped by the possible speech goals. What is your purpose of writing? What are you trying to persuade? philosophers throughout the ages 1st century BCE Cicero introduced metaphors, vivid images, repetition, etc.. 4th century CE Augustine of Hippo said that truth should not be just for theologians or philosophers, but for the people 5th Century CE to the 15th century courses consisted of
Grammar, Logic and Rhetoric 14th century CE to the 17th century Erasmus and Ramus humanists who expanded the rhetorical tradition 17th and 18th centuries Thomas Hobbes, John Locke,
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Giambattista Vico,
and Hugh Blair rhetoric became more political and influencing human knowledge and human nature