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Helms, Jason – Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 2009
This video reflection starts in a presentation on comics at the Thomas R. Watson Conference last October, which prompted the author to explore the etymology of cosmos and comos through an alternate reading of Gorgias' "Encomium of Helen". The author then works with comos, as revelry, to offer thoughts on comics as a form of multimodal composition…
Descriptors: Etymology, Cartoons, Writing (Composition), Translation
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Gencarella, Stephen Olbrys – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2010
The polymath Empedocles has not been considered a prominent figure in the history of rhetorical studies nor contemporary appropriations of antiquity, despite the reported attribution of his invention of rhetoric by Aristotle. This neglect is understandable, as the surviving fragments of Empedocles' work provide no significant reference to rhetoric…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Rhetorical Theory, Classical Literature, Biographies
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Rachal, John R. – Adult Education Quarterly, 2003
Uses the framework of a symposium to present an imagined discussion by historical figures about whether and how knowledge might be acquired. Discussants include Democritus, Protagoras, Heraclitus, Socrates, Jesus, Gorgias, Nietzsche, Buddha, and Kierkegaard. (Contains 40 endnotes.) (SK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Epistemology, Learning Processes, Philosophy
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Crick, Nathan; Poulakos, John – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 2008
Plato's "Symposium" is a significant but neglected part of his elaborate and complex attitude toward rhetoric. Unlike the intellectual discussion of the "Gorgias" or the unscripted conversation of the "Phaedrus," the "Symposium" stages a feast celebrating and driven by the forces of "Eros." A luxuriously stylish performance rather than a rational…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Aesthetics, Drama, Classical Literature
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Rendall, Steven – Philosophy and Rhetoric, 1977
Discusses the history and rhetoric of the dialogue form and cites Plato's use of philosophical dialogue in the Gorgias. (MH)
Descriptors: Dialogs (Literary), Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Persuasive Discourse
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Consigny, Scott – Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 1992
Examines two prominent schools of critics who employ a hermeneutic strategy and who arrive at conflicting interpretations of Gorgias's overall "philosophy." Argues that in fact both schools misconstrue the nature of Gorgias's writing. Presents an alternative reading of Gorgias' style. (TB)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Discourse Modes, Higher Education, Rhetoric
Neel, Jasper – ADE Bulletin, 1988
Presents eight "sophistical" principles for English department heads, using the historical characters of Protagoras and Gorgias as a framework for discussion. (MM)
Descriptors: Administrative Principles, Administrator Role, Democratic Values, Department Heads
McComiskey, Bruce – 1991
The uncritical acceptance of Plato's treatment of sophistic doctrines (specifically in Plato's dialogue the "Gorgias") in the university has resulted in an impoverished contemporary view of sophistic rhetoric. Since Socrates' foundational epistemology allows for the knowledge of immutable truth and Gorgias' relativistic epistemology does…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism
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Kaufer, David S. – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1978
Traces the genesis of Plato's "conflict" psychology and documents the influence of this genesis on his discussion of rhetoric in the Gorgias and Phaedrus. (Ed.)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Literary Criticism
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Grassi, Ernesto – Philosophy and Rhetoric, 1976
Examines Plato's two dailogues, the Gorgias and the Phaedrus, in an attempt to clarify the relations between rhetoric and philosophy with reference to classical antiquity. (MH)
Descriptors: Philosophy, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Speech
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Crowley, Sharon – College Composition and Communication, 1979
Discusses the rhetorical theory of Gorgias of Leontini and encourages teachers to implant in students a Gorgianic respect for language as an art of illusion, deception, and power having no necessary relation to truth or reality. (DD)
Descriptors: Educational Theories, Higher Education, Language, Language Universals
Poulakos, John – Southern Speech Communication Journal, 1986
Suggests that during the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. the encomium was not a rigid rhetorical genre, but a normative type both stable and elastic. Compares Gorgias and Isocrates' encomia of Helen. (MS)
Descriptors: Classical Literature, Comparative Analysis, Language Usage, Literary Genres
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Schiappa, Edward – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1995
Argues that identifying Gorgias's "Helen" as an epideictic speech is misleading; the speech is not veiled defense of the "Art of Rhetoric"; Gorgias may have inaugurated the prose genre of encomia; and "Helen"'s most significant theoretical contribution is to offer a secular account of the workings of the logos that…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Higher Education, Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism
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Gibson, Walker – College English, 1993
Discusses the thinking of the Greek Sophist philosophers, particularly Gorgias and Protagoras, and their importance and relevance for contemporary English instructors. Considers the problem of language as signs of reality in the context of Sophist philosophy. (HB)
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, Educational Trends, English Curriculum, English Instruction
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Biesecker, Susan L. – Rhetoric Society Quarterly, 1992
Critiques teleological narrative structures implicit in the work of some classical historians, adopting instead a multilayered historiographical method. Argues that a law instituted in 451/450 B.C.E. by Pericles opened up a possibility for resisting women's exclusion from the public sphere. Reads Gorgias' and Isocrates' speeches on Helen of Troy…
Descriptors: Ancient History, Feminism, Greek Civilization, Higher Education
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