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Rhetoric and Philosophy: Family Feud

We launch into our discussion of classical rhetoric with an account of the feud between philosophers and sophists. This pitched battle gains advocates on both sides, and each group is willing to stretch the truth a bit to define their opponents. By way of illustration, we explore an excerpt from Plato's Gorgias in which the philosopher defines the art of oratory in less than flattering terms.

Reading: Plato (Gorgias)

Notes: Gorgias

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