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heuristic function of discourse
discovery of facts and insights
eristic function of discourse
draws attention to the inherent power of the language itself
protreptic function of discourse
capacity of persuasion
corax
first recoganized teacher of rhetoric
tisius
student of corax
sophists
group of orators educators entertainers and advocates
sophists argued based on ENDOXA
persuasion based on probability
sophists instructed ARTE
wisdom
sophists used a dilectic style of argument
conversational methods in philosophy
antilogic
arguing for and against something
epidexis
memorized speach of display
nomos
truth based on agreement or convention, not on one basic moral law given by a god
gorgius' 3 parth formulation of skeptisism
nothing exists
we wouldnt know if it did
even if we knew we would not be abe to tell anyone
peitho
persuasion
psychagogos
leader of souls through a kind of incantation
chiasmus
ask not what you can do for your country but...
antithesis
opposing ideas in a paragraph
kairos
concept that truth is relative
sophists were controversial becuase
they were foreigners
they claimed they could teach wisdom
they charged for their services
plato didnt trust them
isocrates did not like sophists because
they charge
they make promises they cant keep
say they can teach wisdom
promise happiness and prosperity
speaches still suck
one size fits all takes creative process out of speaches
doesnt believe in short cuts