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Techne

The art of Rhetoric taught by sophists

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Nomoi

The laws & values of different Polis'

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Encomium

Speech of praise

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Nous

The mind

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Corax & Tsias

Teacher & student from sicily. Created an organizational structure for rhetoric (Proem, narration, conf/ref, & peroration) as well as the Doctrine of Probability.

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Thesis of Encomium to Helen

Helen is not guilty

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4 reasons Helen is innocent

Fate, Love, Persuasion, and Force

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What is Encomium to Helen really about?

Rhetoric

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Where does the Gorgias take place?

Callicles house

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Dialogue

Conversation (Philosopher to Student)

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Dialectic

Philosopher to Philosopher. Focus on collection and division of arguments.

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Bad Rhetoric

Sophists to the masses. Provides the audience with what is pleasurable but no good. Does not lead to Truth and is not based on knowledge of the soul.

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Piety

Important value to a city state

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Main question of Gorgias?

Is rhetoric good or bad?

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Aporetic

Inconclusive ending

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Polus

Student in the Gorgias

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Plato on decision makers

Thinks they are uninformed and not users of dialectic. Their choices are too based in opinion.

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Physis v. Nomoi

Nature v. Convention

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Dialectic & the audience

Conversation allows for clarity. Leads audience closer to the good.

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Noble Rhetoric

Philosopher to the masses. Ethical and related to knowledge, power, and politics. Based on a knowledge of souls and seeks to show others knowledge of the good.

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Socrates on Oratory

Oratory does not lead us closer to the Truth. It is quick with an immediate response and unjust rather than carefully thought out. Prefers Discussion. Knack, flattery, and cookery. Gives what is pleasing not what is good.

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Socrates on Discussion

Discussion is long & drawn out. It is also just & carefully considered. It brings us closer to the Truth.

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Gymnastics

Cosmetics

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Medicine

Pastry Baking

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Legislation

Sophistry

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Justice

Oratory

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Is is worse to do something unjust or have something unjust done to you?

Worse to do something unjust because you're consciously doing something wrong.

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What is worse than doing something unjust?

Acting unjustly and not being punished because you'll continue the unjust behavior.

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Just Actions

Examine power, temperance, & virtue. Good orators instill these in an audience.

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Lysias

One of the great speakers. Just gave a speech on why Friendship is better than love when you're choosing a mentor.