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Plato's Gorgias and Aristotle's Rhetoric (08 Edition)by Joe Sachs
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This text contains English translations of Gorgias and Rhetoric, which, by juxtaposing the two texts, creates an interesting “conversation” is illuminated one which students of philosophy and rhetoric will find key in their analytical pursuits. If in the Gorgias Plato probes the question of what is problematic in rhetoric, in Rhetoric, Aristotle's response to Plato continues the thread by looking at what makes rhetoric useful. This text also includes an outstanding introductory essay.
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.
English translations of "Gorgias" and "Rhetoric", which, by juxtaposing the two texts, creates an interesting “conversation”: Plato’s questioning of what is problematic in rhetoric and Aristotle’s response on what makes rhetoric useful. With notes, introduction and glossary.
For coures in Plato in departments of Philosophy, or rhetoric, history of rhetoric, or rhetorical theory.
By pairing translations of Gorgias and Rhetoric, along with an outstanding introductory essay, Joe Sachs demonstrates Aristotle's 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 illuminatedone which students of philosophy and rhetoric will find key in their analytical pursuits.
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.
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