Greg Lukianoff Rhetorical Analysis

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Lukianoff and Haidt appeal to ethos in many different ways, but the main one is by providing the readers with their personal stories, which is provided in separate sidebars. “Greg Lukianoff is a constitutional lawyer and the president and CEO of the Foundation of Individual Rights in Education, which defines free speech and academic freedom on campus, and has advocated for students and faculty involved in many of the incidents this article describes” (45) When looking at the content of this article and what Lukianoff does on a daily basis for his job: it is clear he knows what he is doing when writing this article. After reading this, the reader can already tell Lukianoff has credibility. He also provided a story as to how he ended up writing the article, which provides him even more credibility. “Jonathan Haidt is a social psychologist who studies the American culture wars” (45). …show more content…
During Haidt’s story he tells of a time when his students started complaining about an assignment due to the fact that it could cause emotional distress to a person that lost someone to cancer. The student told him he should have included a trigger warning. He then told another story about the same thing and how he as a professor felt in the situation. The authors also use credible sources through out their article. After reading Haidt’s story it is apparent that Haidt too has the same creditability that Lukianoff has. This helps make them credible because they understand the content well enough to look for other sources that are about the same content. The authors use ethos to create an article worth reading and learning from and they support their article in many ways other including literary

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