Rhetoric
Rhetoric (pronounced /ˈrɛtərɪk/) is the art of discourse, an art that aims to improve the capability of writers or speakers to inform, persuade, or motivate particular audiences in specific situations...
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Something's Happening But You Don't Know What it Is: Do You Mr. Krugman
Paul Krugman, Team Hillary's ace New York Times columnist, simply cannot find a kind word for Bernie Sanders or his idealistic supporters. "Sorry, but there's nothing noble about seeing your valu...
The Top 6 Theories About The Lost City Of Atlantis
All that we know of the legendary island civilization of Atlantis comes from a few pages in Timaeus and Critias, two of the famous “dialogues” written by Greek philosopher Plato in the fourth century ...
Scientists: Earth Endangered by New Strain of Fact-Resistant Humans
“It’s possible that they will become more receptive to facts once they are in an environment without food, water, or oxygen,” a researcher said.
Coca-Cola Is Funding Obesity Research With A Biased Message, Nutrition Experts Say
Coca-Cola came under fire Monday for donating millions of dollars to a nonprofit that has been spreading the message in medical journals and through social media that the blame for America's obesity e...
Side-By-Side Photo Shows Hypocrisy Of Suggesting Women Should Breastfeed In The Bathroom
When Israeli photographer and mom Tamar Shugert saw 52Frames' "Make A Statement" photo challenge, she knew exactly which topic she wanted to cover for her entry: respect for breastfeeding mothers. T...
You Are a Rainbow - Seven Levels of Intelligence
Epistemology, the study of knowing how we know, is fundamental to focused intelligence. Howard Gardner of Harvard University, and author of Frames of Mind, identifies multiple levels of intelligence: ...
Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero was a Roman politician, lawyer, writer, orator, statesman and philosopher. He was an important Roman senator, leader of the moderates i...
Plato
The school founded by this antique philosopher, became a prototype of modern higher education. Contemporaries named him «the divine teacher»: in his works it...
Epistemology
Epistemology (/ɨˌpɪstɨˈmɒlədʒi/; from Greek ἐπιστήμη, epistēmē, meaning "knowledge, understanding", and λόγος, logos, meaning "study of") is the branch of philosophy concerned with t...
Sophists
Sophism is a method of teaching. In ancient Greece, sophists were a category of teachers who specialized in using the techniques of philosophy and rhetoric for the purpose of teaching arete — excellen...
Isocrates
Isocrates (/aɪ.ˈsɒk.rə.ˌtiːz/; Greek: Ἰσοκράτης; 436–338 BC), an ancient Greek rhetorician, was one of the ten Attic orators. Among the most influential Greek rhetoricians of his time, Isocrates made ...
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Plato
Plato (/ˈpleɪtoʊ/; Greek: Πλάτων, Plátōn, "broad"; 428/427 or 424/423 – 348/347 BCE) was a philosopher, as well as mathematician, in Classical Greece. He is considered an essential figure in the devel...
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Rhetoric (Aristotle)
Aristotle's Rhetoric (Greek: Ῥητορική; Latin: Ars Rhetorica) is an ancient Greek treatise on the art of persuasion, dating from the 4th century BC. The English title varies: typically it is titled Rhe...
Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero (/ˈsɪsɨroʊ/; [maːrkʊs tʊlliʊs ˈkɪkɛroː]; Ancient Greek: Κικέρων Kikerōn, sometimes anglicized as Tully /ˈtʌli/; 3 January 106 BC – 7 December 43 BC), was a Roman ...
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De Inventione
The De Inventione is a handbook for orators that M. Tullius Cicero composed when he was still a young man. Quintillian tells us that Cicero considered the work rendered obsolete by his later writings....
De Oratore
De Oratore ("On the Orator"; not to be confused with Orator) is a dialogue written by Cicero in 55 BCE. It is set in 91 BCE, when Lucius Licinius Crassus dies, just before the Social War and the civi...
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Brutus (Cicero)
Cicero's Brutus (also known as De claris oratibus) is a history of Roman oratory. It is written in the form of a dialogue, in which Brutus and Atticus ask Cicero to describe the qualities of all the ...
De Optimo Genere Oratorum
De Optimo Genere Oratorum, "On the Best Kind of Orators", is a work from Marcus Tullius Cicero written in 46 BCE between two of his other works, Brutus and the Orator ad M. Brutum. Cicero attempts to ...
De Partitionibus Oratoriae
A Dialogue Concerning Oratorical Partitions, also called De Partitione Oratoria Dialogus, Partitiones Oratoriae, or De Partitionbus Oratoriae, translated to be "On the subdivisions of oratory" – ...
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Quintilian
Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (c. 35 – c. 100 CE) was a Roman rhetorician from Hispania, widely referred to in medieval schools of rhetoric and in Renaissance writing. In English translation, he is...
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Byzantine Rhetoric
Byzantine rhetoric — of the Byzantine Empire — followed largely the precepts of ancient Greek rhetoricians, especially those belonging to the Second Sophistic that extended from the time of Augustus t...
Analogy
Analogy (from Greek ἀναλογία, analogia, "proportion") is a cognitive process of transferring information or meaning from a particular subject (the analogue or source) to another particular subject (th...
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