Rhetorical Approach

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Rhetorical Approach by Mind Map: Rhetorical Approach

1. Discovered in early Greek civilizations

1.1. Oligarch societies & Democratic societies

2. Discourse books were created by theorists. These theorists named their study "rhetoric"

2.1. epistemology, axiology, ontology

2.1.1. I learned about these topics in philosophy courses

2.2. development of rhetorical theory & systems of education

3. Sophists

3.1. democratized information and knowing, and were despised for their ways of sharing

3.1.1. civic life under democracy

4. Socrates

4.1. Plato

4.1.1. argued that rhetoric was morally corrupt

4.1.2. Understanding and developing systems of education

4.1.3. Studied Socrates and Plato in English courses

5. Isocrates

5.1. developed intro, body, & conclusion

5.1.1. I am highly familiar with this format and have been taught this format for several years in early English courses

5.1.2. introduction narration proof conclusion

5.2. despised the sophist view of rhetoric

6. Aristotle

6.1. ethos (speaker), pathos (emotion), logos (logic), and kairos (timing)

6.1.1. I learned about these topics in rhetoric courses

6.2. student of Plato

7. Separation between rhetoric and philosophy

7.1. Idea of thinking versus knowing

7.2. morality and love

8. What is moral? What is love? What is Truth?

8.1. Process in decision-making and understanding fundamental values

9. truth versus Truth

10. Saint Augustine

10.1. idea that logos is the word of God

10.1.1. bring rhetoric into the Church