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Persuasion in Rhetoric and Philosophy in the Ancient Tradition of the West
PHIL 304
Spring 2007 not offered
Crosslisting: COL 306

What is persuasion and how does it work? The first moral psychology of the western tradition was not a creation of philosophers, but of rhetoricians, who needed an account of moral psychology to investigate the power of persuasion (and to harness it for their own purposes). The philosophers of the ancient western world placed themselves in opposition to the older rhetorical tradition. This course investigates these two views of the nature of persuasion and the psychology each presupposes.

Essential Capabilities: Ethical Reasoning
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: [PHIL201 or COL359 or CCIV217] OR PHIL217
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

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