The First Encounter Of Evil Persuasion Essay

790 Words Nov 17th, 2015 4 Pages
The History of persuasion began when the world was new and without sin. In Genesis chapter 2&3 it tells of Lucifer and his ultimate persuasion of Adam and Eve. When Adam and Eve were placed in the Garden of Eden they were in a perfect state. They were told not to eat of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Lucifer uses his skill of persuasion to sway Eve, telling her that to become like God she must partake of the fruit, thus resulting in The Fall. (Bible, Genesis 2-3. KJV) This being the first encounter of evil persuasion. Moving forward to the time of Socrates, at the young age of 30 he was serving in the Peloponnesian War. Socrates and his fellow warriors find themselves in the middle of a legal controversy, and Socrates make efforts to save himself through persuasion. Socrates stood out from others because of his ability to speak. He became a political figure, and swayed many in their conclusions. Socrates didn’t write his own philosophy, the writings are credited to his students, particularly Plato. (Hugen, 2009) In approximately 387 B.C. Plato returns to Athens and sets up his own school of philosophy. (Hugen, 2009) Plato, not only kept record of Socrates works, but also develops his own doctrine. One such doctrine he is known for is about Immorality Of The Soul. (Hugen, 2009) Plato also becomes known because of the Socratic principle that wisdom is knowing what to do and what not to do. (Waldman, 2015) Plato focused on the nature of rhetoric, he related the…

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