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  1. Background of the author
  2. Central thesis proposed
  3. Significant concepts, axioms, ideas and elements of the theory
  4. Reasons I selected this theory
  5. The extent it meets a 'good theory' biblically and secularly
  6. References

When digging deeply into Aristotle's ?The Rhetoric? it only begs the question of the origins of the author. Many of us learn about Aristotle's legacy in grade school and learn about his works. However, many of us also fail to learn the basic elements that made Aristotle who he was then and what he is today.
Aristotle was born in 384 B.C in Stagirus [a popular Greek colony]. His father was a physician to the King of Macedonia and from there Aristotle began a career of philosophy and educational entanglement (Berkeley).
He learned under the tutelage of Plato for nearly twenty years and from there he began a rather successful career himself on the side of rhetoric and scientific reasoning. Aristotle took a divergence from Plato's train of though on several occasions but none bigger then their disagreement on the spiritual infusion of God and higher beings as a whole. This is where Aristotle and Plato broke off and Aristotle began his own practice (Griffin, 319).
Aristotle was well known throughout his time for his logic, reasoning and a syllogism known as deduction. Deduction played a major role in his teachings and belief systems. In order for Aristotle to believe something there had to be an element of touch and reality. Without this, nothing could be truly there. Therefore God could not exist in the present like many of us believe [ha, simple deduction!].

[...] For instance, the first book of the series offers a general overview of rhetoric, presenting definitions, discussions and world assumptions about rhetoric. This is the introduction phase. The second book goes in more detail about the different ways rhetoric can be used in a more targeted fashion. It digs into ethos, pathos and logos as ways that can work great alone but when put together, they work extremely well. A speaker needs to have great credibility, an emotional appeal and have solid reasoning to succeed in convincing an audience of anything (Griffin, 320). [...]


[...] Aristotle's Rhetoric? Background of the Author When digging deeply into Aristotle's Rhetoric? it only begs the question of the origins of the author. Many of us learn about Aristotle's legacy in grade school and learn about his works. However, many of us also fail to learn the basic elements that made Aristotle who he was then and what he is today. Aristotle was born in 384 B.C in Stagirus popular Greek colony]. His father was a physician to the King of Macedonia and from there Aristotle began a career of philosophy and educational entanglement (Berkeley). [...]

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