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One of the seminal works of Western philosophy, Aristotle's Rhetoric vastly influenced all subsequent thought on the subjectand#8212;philosophical, political, and literary. Focusing on the use of language as both a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in an effective presentation, oral or written. He also emphasizes the role of language in achieving precision and clarity of thought.

The ancients regarded rhetoric as the crowning intellectual disciplineand#8212;the synthesis of logical principles and other knowledge attained from years of schooling. Modern readers will find considerable relevance in Aristotelian rhetoric and its focus on developing persuasive tools of argumentation. Aristotle's examinations of how to compose and interpret speeches offer significant insights into the language and style of contemporary communications, from advertisements to news reports and other media.

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Focusing on the use of language as both a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in effective presentation, oral or written. He also emphasizes the effective use of language in achieving precision and clarity of thought. Translation by W. Rhys Roberts.

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In this seminal work of Western philosophy, Aristotle focuses on the use of language in persuasive argument. He identifies practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in an effective presentation.

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Focusing on the use of language as both a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in effective presentation, oral or written. He also emphasizes the effective use of language in achieving precision and clarity of thought.

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firekeeper2, November 9, 2009 (view all comments by firekeeper2)
I was so surprised by the modern tone of this book. It was rather like attending a seminar on effective speaking! Though it tended to ramble at times, it is well worth the read. It is, after all,a modern voice from the distant past.
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ISBN:
9780486437934
Translator:
Roberts, W. Rhys
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Translator:
Roberts, W. Rhys
Author:
Roberts, W. Rhys
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Dover Thrift Editions
Author:
Aristotle
Subject:
General
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
General Philosophy
Subject:
Philosophy : General
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Trade Paper
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Dover Thrift Editions
Publication Date:
20040931
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TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
192
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8.25 x 5.19 in 0.3 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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"Synopsis" by , Focusing on the use of language as both a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in effective presentation, oral or written. He also emphasizes the effective use of language in achieving precision and clarity of thought. Translation by W. Rhys Roberts.

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In this seminal work of Western philosophy, Aristotle focuses on the use of language in persuasive argument. He identifies practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in an effective presentation.
"Synopsis" by ,
Focusing on the use of language as both a vehicle and a tool to shape persuasive argument, Aristotle delineates with remarkable insight both practical and aesthetic elements and their proper combination in effective presentation, oral or written. He also emphasizes the effective use of language in achieving precision and clarity of thought.
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