The Rhetorical Aristotle

On this page are gathered notes and links to texts and sources by and about Aristotle and his rhetoric.

About the Rhetorical Aristotle

Aristotle was the student of Plato and the teacher of Alexander of Macedon. Aristotle repositioned rhetoric as "a counterpart of dialectic", by defining it as the process of discovery of the available means of persuasion in regard to any subject. Like dialectic its subject matter is general; unlike dialectic which moves to refine and reduce belief in order to produce knowledge; rhetoric multiplies arguments in order to produce more belief.

Outlines of Aristotle's Rhetoric.

Book One
Book Two
Book Three

E-Texts and Other Links

Rapp, Christof, "Aristotle's Rhetoric", The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2010 Edition), Edward N. Zalta (ed.), URL = [].
Rhetoric_(Aristotle). Wikipedia.


Aristotle: General Sources in Rhetoric

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