Aristotle, Rhetoric I. A Commentary by William M.A. Grimaldi

By William M.A. Grimaldi

Aristotle, Rhetoric I: A observation starts off the acclaimed paintings undertaken by way of the writer, later accomplished within the moment (1988) quantity on Aristotle's Rhetoric. the 1st observation at the Rhetoric in additional than a century, it isn't more likely to be outmoded for no less than one other hundred years.

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Faces that problem here, stating that the distinction between true and false dialectic is grounded lIot in the art bUI in the way in which the art is used. In dialectic there is a name for the dialectician who misuses the art: he is called a sophist. The"dialectician" can but does not wish to deceive (ssb 20-2I); the "sophist" using the sarne art also can deceive and wishes to deceive (ssb 20). qTWe (ssb 20). False rhetoric like false dialectic involves itself in a misrepresentation of reality as it is and as it can be known.

Tion (see 5'" 2 :. 1), the obvious importance to A. of >J80~ and ",180" as we see them in this section, will become clear. ,. t 54b 19-20 and 54' 15-18. The verb in this sense expresses the ide. UE.. O'lL also found in naaY/AaTf;la: OCto engage in a systematic treatment"; cf. 54a 16 : 1. , B I-II. tors a 19: 1 "'cdv""Oidv that A. tB 2C>-26, r '7. 2 5,a 5. ayou The genitive is a conjecture of Spengel's more fully justified by Vahlen ("Kritik d. Rhetorik," 560). It is read by all the edd. except Kassel (see below).

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