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Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. 6-7

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Preface

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pp. 8-11

The Symposium Aristotelicum was conceived by Professor Ingemar During, of the University of Goteborg. At a meeting of the Classical...

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Introduction

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pp. 12-17

It is a commonplace (though not quite in the sense the term has in this great treatise) to say that the Rhetoric is one of Aristotle’s most neglected works. This is especially true in connection with the philosophical ...

Section I

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Enthymeme: Aristotle on the Logic of Persuasion

M. F. BURNYEAT

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pp. 20-73

Any modern logic book that bothers to mention enthymeme will say that an enthymeme is an abbreviated syllogism; that is, a categorical syllogism in which one of the premises or the conclusion is not stated...

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Rhetorique et Dialectique

JACQUES BRUNSCHWIG

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pp. 74-113

Il suffit de lire Ies celebres premieres lignes de la Rhitorique pour savoir qu'Aristote, au moins a un certain moment de sa carriere, a voulu presenter la rhetorique et la dialectique comme deux "arts," deux tekhnai, qui se ressemblent entre eux a beaucoup d'egards...

Section II

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Some Observations on the Introduction to Aristotle's Rhetoric

ECKART SCHUTRUMPF

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pp. 116-133

In this paper I will deal with the relationship of the introductory chapter of Aristotle's Rhetoric to earlier texts, mainly those of Plato. It is not surprise to find that Aristotle was indebted...

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Aristotle and the Legitimacy of Rhetoric

JURGEN SPRUTE

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pp. 134-145

The fact that Aristotle treated rhetoric seriously, gave lectures on it, and wrote what has to be understood as an "art of rhetoric" seems to have been a source of embarrassment to some modern...

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Arguments in Context

MARY MARGARET McCABE

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pp. 146-183

Is the opening of Aristotle's Rhetoric a muddle, an agglomeration of two versions of the text, haphazardly assembled? Or is there a coherent strategy to be found here? It has been persuasively...

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The Uses of Endoxa

GLENN W. MOST

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pp. 184-207

I. On the one hand, Aristotle is clearly at pains, particularly in the opening chapters of his Rhetoric, to establish that there is a relation of some sort between that text and certain others of his writings; on the other hand, his various statements...

Section III

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Ethical-Political Theory in Aristotle's Rhetoric

JOHN M. COOPER

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pp. 210-227

Aristotle's Rhetoric treats of a certain mental attainment, the developed capacity (hexis, Rhet. r.1.2, 135437) that enables a person to speak per?suasively in certain contexts and on certain sorts of questions. Strictly speaking, it is the ability to...

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Popular Morality, Philosophical Ethics, and the Rhetoric

STEPHEN HALLIWELL

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pp. 228-247

Within the structure of demarcations which supplies part o f the framework of Aristotelian thought, we find an apparently firm conceptual separation between the art of rhetoric, conceived as a general facility of persuasion, and...

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L'Orateur Politique Face a Ses Contraintes

JEAN LOUIS LABARRIERE

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pp. 248-271

En Rhet. 3.12.5, 141438, Aristote compare le style (lexis) de la harangue (), ou discours deliberatif (symbouleutikon), a une skiagraphia, c'est-a-dire, en premiere approximation...

Section IV

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Pity and Fear in the Rhetoric and the Poetics

ALEXANDER NEHAMAS

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pp. 274-299

Even when he feels his case has been very strong, Aristotle is unlikely to resist introducing an additional argument into a philosophical discussion if one is available to him.1 Perhaps the best example of...

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Substitution et Connaissance

ANDRE LAKS

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pp. 300-323

La theorie de la metaphore, dont l'histoire commence avec Aristote, semble pouvoir faire l'objet de deux analyses symetriques.1 Si l'on y voit, comme dans la doctrine classique des tropes, un terme figure, qui vient...

Contributors

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pp. 324-325

Index Locorum

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pp. 326-337

Index Nominum

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pp. 338-339