Why did Plato oppose the Sophists?
He asserts that these sophists do not have enough respect for the art of discourse to actually spend the time studying it thoroughly, and because they lack solid understanding of the art, they teach it incorrectly
What do the sophists claim to teach?
The Sophists claim to teach what will foster success, both personal and political They understand arete by teaching, “skills, abilities, and traits of character that make one competent, admired, and perhaps even wealthy,¨ (pg 42) What is rhetoric? Rhetoric is the principle and practice of persuasive speaking
What is the meaning of rhetoric?
the art of speaking or writing
What is stance in rhetorical situation?
“Stance,” is an individual’s attitudes in emotional and intellectual matters, or a philosophical position in a logical argument Rhetorical stance would then be the position of a speaker or writer in relation to audience, topic, and situational context
What is the difference between Exigence and purpose?
Exigence: the event or occurrence that prompts rhetorical discourse; the exigence is that which begins the “cycle” of rhetorical discourse about a particular issue Purpose: the intended outcome(s) of the rhetorical discourse identified (implicitly or explicitly) by the rhetor
What is the author’s Exigence?
The exigence is the part of a rhetorical situation that inspires, stimulates, provokes, or prompts writers to create a text The purpose of a text is what the writer hopes to accomplish with it Writers may have more than one purpose in a text
What does Spacecat stand for?
This stands for Speaker, Purpose, Audience, Context, Exigence and then Choices, Appeals, Tone
How do you use the word Exigence?
Examples of exigence: A congressman delivers a speech arguing that we need stricter gun control The exigence is that the congressman believes stricter gun control will lead to less gun violence A pastor writes and delivers a eulogy at a funeral
What is the meaning of exigency?
1 : that which is required in a particular situation —usually used in plural exceptionally quick in responding to the exigencies of modern warfare— D B Ottaway 2a : the quality or state of being exigent b : a state of affairs that makes urgent demands a leader must act in any sudden exigency
What is the meaning of constraints?
: something that limits or restricts someone or something : control that limits or restricts someone’s actions or behavior See the full definition for constraint in the English Language Learners Dictionary constraint noun
Why is Exigence important in writing?
Understanding the exigence is important because it helps you begin to discover the purpose of the rhetoric It helps you understand what the discourse is trying to accomplish Another part of the rhetorical context is audience, those who are the (intended or unintended) recipients of the rhetorical message
What is Ethos in writing?
Ethos (Greek for “character”) • Focuses attention on the writer’s or speaker’s trustworthiness • Takes one of two forms: “appeal to character” or “appeal to credibility” • A writer may show “ethos” through her tone, such as taking care to show more than one side of an issue before arguing for her side
What is the difference between occasion and Exigence?
is that “occasion” is a favorable opportunity; a convenient or timely chance [from 14th c] and “exigence” is exigency
What is the purpose in literature?
An author’s purpose is his reason for or intent in writing An author’s purpose may be to amuse the reader, to persuade the reader, to inform the reader, or to satirize a condition An author writes with one of four general purposes in mind: To relate a story or to recount events, an author uses narrative writing