Start Date

29-4-2014 10:30 AM

End Date

29-4-2014 11:45 AM


Intellectual History


Persuasion (Rhetoric) -- History, Aristotle. Rhetoric -- Influence, Ancient rhetoric


A critical work in the field of persuasion—Aristotle essentially established the discipline—Rhetoric offers historians a framework by which to study the subject’s history. In his text, Aristotle argues what successful rhetoric entails, for what purposes rhetoric should be used, and what effective rhetoricians do. Aristotle’s Rhetoric speaks to the power of words and has remained relevant since its publication. Rhetoric offers writers and speakers a foundation from which to build their arguments. Although the perceived importance of persuasion has faded since Aristotle’s time, we still use words, and many scholars encourage the reclamation of rhetoric.


Apr 29th, 10:30 AM Apr 29th, 11:45 AM

Aristotle's Rhetoric: The Power of Words and the Continued Relevance of Persuasion