Aristotle's Rhetoric Analysis

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Aristotle is the greatest philosopher of antiquity. According to the breadth of his influence on philosophical and scientific thought of antiquity, the Middle Ages and modern times, Aristotle is the figure of exceptional importance. This is not only the breadth of scientific interests of the scientist (a legacy of Aristotle covers the entire spectrum of scientific issues – from global to private philosophy of natural science and humanities), but mostly a special mold of his thoughts, in which subtle analysis is combined with a convincing systematization of concepts and categories (Aristotle and Roberts, 1984).
Aristotle (384-322 BC) a great Greek philosopher and scientist, a student of Plato, the founder of the Peripatetic school (Adler, 1997).
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The first part of the book outlines the general concepts and basic principles of rhetorics (Aristotle and Roberts, 1984). Aristotle distinguishes three ways of evidence in the rhetoric: an example (rhetorical guidance), enthymeme (rhetorical syllogism) and apparent enthymeme (apparent syllogism), giving them definition in order to return to a detailed interpretation of the second book. Proof by way of example (induction), according to Aristotle, suggests that on the basis of many similar cases we can conclude that there is any fact or event; proof using enthymeme (deduction) suggests that the existence of any fact concludes that always or often it is the cause of another fact or phenomenon (Aristotle and Roberts,…show more content…
It is a form of rhetoric, which is deeply rooted in different cultures. It generates a huge literature on various kinds of figures of speech (Aristotle and Kennedy, 2007).
Socrates, Plato and Aristotle are great people. Their names are found within the stories of many sciences. Among them is rhetoric. Having analyzed this works by considering the set goals, I can draw the following conclusions. According to Plato – rhetoric has skill, ability, agility, which you can learn and develop confidence (Aristotle and Roberts, 1984). And the foundation of eloquence are emotional impact, emotional conviction and emotional suggestion. Aristotle believed that "rhetoric is the art corresponding to dialectics," it "is able to find ways of persuasion with respect to each of the subjects."
Rhetoric of Aristotle is the science and evidence-based skills of speech. But whatever it is, they both were able to penetrate the secrets of the word, to expand the boundaries of their knowledge, to advance the theoretical and practical principles of oratory as the art, based on their own extensive experience and an analysis of the many brilliant speeches made by renowned speakers. In their works the analysis of the art of persuasion is so interesting and insightful that many centuries later, even today, experts find contemporary and modern ideas, considered an achievement only of modern times and
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