A Companion to Greek Rhetoric by Ian Worthington

By Ian Worthington

Is whole consultant to historic Greek rhetoric is phenomenal either in its chronological diversity and the breadth of subject matters it covers. strains the increase of rhetoric and its makes use of from Homer to Byzantium Covers wider-ranging subject matters similar to rhetoric's courting to wisdom, ethics, faith, legislations, and emotion accommodates new fabric giving us clean insights into how the Greeks observed and used rhetoric Discusses the assumption of rhetoric and examines the prestige of rhetoric stories, current and destiny All quotations from historical assets are translated into English

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The move does not specify what genus, leaving that to the ingenuity of the attacker, but only that there must be a genus. When the genus has been found, the contrary terms from the conclusion are attributed to it. This is how we arrive at premise R2. In the second example, the attacker must bring about the conclusion that what a particular subject term refers to is more worthy of choice than what a particular predicate term refers to ("Health is more worthy of choice than exercise"). The move amounts to the attacker exploiting the fact that the subject is worthy of choice for its own sake, while the predicate is only a means to an end (Topics 1 16a, 29--3 1).

Ld) Some humans are not mortal. In (la) and (lb) the predicate "mortal" is attributed to the subject "humans," while in (lc) and (ld), by contrast, it is withheld from the subject. The statements (la) and (lb) are therefore called affirmative, (lc) and (ld) negative. In (la) and ( lc) the predicate is attributed to all humans and in ( lb) and (ld) to some humans. All-statements are called universal, some-statements are called particu­ lar. The difference between affirmation and denial is a qualitative difference, the difference between all and some a quantitative difference.

One explanation why fallacy theorists stuck with this definition, although many fallacies are outside its scope, is that until recently most approaches to the fallacies have been logico-centric in a very restricted way. However, if the old definition is dropped, and fallacies are conceived as discussion moves which damage the quality of argumentative discourse, it is easier to bring to the light what is fallacious about them. For this purpose, a pragmatic approach is re­ quired which makes allowances for the communicative and interactional context in which the fallacies occur.

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