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Plato: Gorgias and Aristotle: Rhetoric

Plato: Gorgias and Aristotle: Rhetoric

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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: 698,338
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Joe Sachs taught for thirty years at St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland. He has translated Aristotle's Physics, Metaphysics and On the Soul and, for the Focus Philosophical Library, Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics and Poetics as well as Plato's Theaetetus and Republic.

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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