Plan for the Evening
- Hannah Leads Class Discussion
- Aristotle On Rhetoric, Book 2
- Aristotle On Rhetoric, Book 3
Let’s think about tomorrow for a little bit…
Happy Early Valentine’s Day! Folks, it’s scientifically proven that it just gets worse…This is an excellent reading to share with your partner, spouse, significant other, etc. Before you make the plunge, do some reflection.
To make it easier to handle, I’ve separated the notes on Aristotle’s Books into different webpages.
Onward to On Christian Rhetoric
I swear to you the next work isn’t a trick to proselytize. We’re reading it in a secular context to consider how a dominant religion in Western Civilization uses rhetoric and its rhetorical tradition. Whether you like it or not, believers and non-believers in the West have been influenced by Christianity. What do I mean by that?
Also, we’ll discuss Richards’s Rhetoric pp. 1-63 next week. Richards’s text is there to contextualize our readings and fill in the gaps (or create new ones)–we can’t cover everyone in depth. This text should be helpful in locating scholarship on our figures and clarifying their (often) confusing arguments.