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Aristotle's "Rhetoric and Poetics"
This paper examines the issue of probability in Aristotle's "Rhetoric and Poetics" especially the relevance to contemporary culture.
# 18363 | 3,600 words | 7 sources | 1990 | US
Published on Mar 20, 2003 in Philosophy (Ancient Greek)

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"The purpose of this research is to examine the issue of probability in Aristotle's Rhetoric and Poetics, with a view toward showing how or to what extent Aristotle's analysis has relevance to the contemporary culture. The plan of the research will be to set forth the fundamental concepts informing Aristotle's discussion of these disciplines, and then to discuss the consistency with which he develops his analysis of their principal attributes.

At the outset, it is important to note that Aristotle makes certain assumptions about the character of the universe. In particular, he assumes that man is a social being, that civilized man lives in a political community, and that he addresses remarks to members of an ordinary, rational, common-sense civilized society. The audience for the Rhetoric and the Poetics is ... "

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