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Why Does a Rhetorical Question Prompt Silence?

Convincing speech is rhetoric and the signature moves of the sophist. Rhetoric and sophist take on a pejorative meaning and this is a shame. Either/Or (1843) is a book by Søren Kierkegaard and bifurcates the aesthetic life from the hedonistic. Convinced? Read the book!

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Why Does a Rhetorical Question Prompt Silence?

Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.

- Plato (c. 424 BC to c. 348 BC)

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Either Oar - A Relativistic Rhetorical Device Made Material - A planksip Möbius That Skims the Surface of Philosophy

Either Oar - A Relativistic Rhetorical Device Made Material

Why Does a Rhetorical Question Prompt Silence?

Inspired by Plato's (c. 424 BC to c. 348 BC) quote, "Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men". The titled responsion is an oversimplification for sure. What we are really talking about is convincing speech.

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Convincing speech is rhetoric and the signature moves of the sophist. Rhetoric and sophist take on a pejorative meaning and this is a shame. Either/Or (1843) is a book by Søren Kierkegaard and bifurcates the aesthetic life from the hedonistic. Convinced? Read the book!

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Either Oar - A Relativistic Rhetorical Device Made Material - A planksip Möbius That Skims the Surface of Philosophy

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