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ERIC Number: EJ607878
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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ISSN: ISSN-0047-2816
Confusion in the Classroom: Does "Logos" Mean Logic?
Little, Joseph
Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, v29 n4 p349-53 1999
Traces the term "logos" from the ninth to the fourth century B.C. to distinguish between its general meaning and its technical definition within classical rhetoric. Shows that Aristotle's "pistis" of "logos" refers, not to an appeal to logic, but to the argument or speech itself, which reinstates all three proofs of persuasion as legitimate, logical means to different ends. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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