Rhetoric, Poetics, and Logic

Rhetoric, Poetics, and Logic

by Aristotle

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Rhetoric, Poetics, and Logic by Aristotle

Aristotle's influence upon modern culture has become more and more important in recent years. His contribution to the sum of all wisdom dominates all our philosophy and even provides direction for much of our science. And All effective debaters, whether they know it or not, employ Aristotle's three basic principles of effective argument which form the spine of rhetoric: "ethos," the impact of the speaker's character upon the audience; "pathos," the arousing of the emotions; and "logos," the advancement of pertinent arguments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441745101
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date: 03/01/2013
Edition description: Unabridged
Pages: 11
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Aristotle (384–322 b.c.) was a Greek philosopher, scientist, and physician. At age twenty-one, he became a student under Plato in Athens. In 342, he became the tutor of young Alexander the Great in Macedonia. After that, Aristotle returned to Athens to establish his own school and research institute, the Lyceum. His writings have profoundly affected the whole course of philosophy, from ancient times to the present.

FREDERICK DAVIDSON (1932–2005) was born in London and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. He performed in BBC radio plays before coming to America in 1976. The narrator of more than eight hundred audiobooks, he garnered numerous Earphones Awards and a Grammy nomination for his readings. He was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine in 1997.

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