Plato: Gorgias and Aristotle: Rhetoric

Plato: Gorgias and Aristotle: Rhetoric

by Plato, Aristotle, Joe Sachs
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1585102997

ISBN-13: 9781585102990

Pub. Date: 10/15/2008

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.

By pairing translations of Gorgias and Rhetoric, along with an outstanding introductory essay, Joe Sachs demonstrates Aristotles response to Plato. If in the Gorgias Plato probes the question of what is problematic in rhetoric, in Rhetoric, Aristotle continues the thread by looking at what makes rhetoric

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By pairing translations of Gorgias and Rhetoric, along with an outstanding introductory essay, Joe Sachs demonstrates Aristotles response to Plato. If in the Gorgias Plato probes the question of what is problematic in rhetoric, in Rhetoric, Aristotle continues the thread by looking at what makes rhetoric useful. By juxtaposing the two texts, an interesting "conversation" is illuminated—one which students of philosophy and rhetoric will find key in their analytical pursuits.

Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Aristotle and Plato’s immediate audience.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585102990
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
10/15/2008
Series:
Focus Philosophical Library
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
298
Sales rank:
1,228,749
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

The Gorgias of Plato 29

Introductory conversation (447A-448C) 30

Socrates and Gorgias (448D-461B) 32

Socrates and Polus (461B-481B) 45

Callicles' interruption and speech (481B-486D) 68

Socrates and Callicles (486D-523A) 74

Socrates' concluding speech (523A-527E) 116

The Rhetoric of Aristotle 121

Chapter Summaries 121

Book I: (Rhetorical speech: its nature, its kinds, and the opinions it is based on) 133

Book II: (Design of speeches: passions and predispositions of audiences and techniques of argument) 189

Book III: (Presentation in speaking: wording and arrangement) 247

Glossary 285

Index 291

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