Socratic Persuasion

Socratic Persuasion

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Persuasion reminds an audience that it has reasons to decide to act as the speaker wishes. In democracies such actions include voting for some law or acquitting some defendant. The motivating reasons to decide are sometimes good, but are often ungrounded or inconsistent with others a person has.The users of persuasion, orators, are famous for obscuring reality beneath appearances, cheating assent out of confusion, ... This essay aims to clarify and begin solving this puzzle of aquot;Socratic persuasionaquot;: why Socrates uses the word for ananbsp;...

Title:Socratic Persuasion
Author:Christopher Robert Moore
Publisher:ProQuest - 2008


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