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  1. Sep 2018
    1. enthymemes

      More info here.

      1. The informal method of reasoning typical of rhetorical discourse. The enthymeme is sometimes defined as a "truncated syllogism" since either the major or minor premise found in that more formal method of reasoning is left implied. The enthymeme typically occurs as a conclusion coupled with a reason. When several enthymemes are linked together, this becomes sorites.


      We cannot trust this man, for he has perjured himself in the past. In this enthymeme, the major premise of the complete syllogism is missing:

      Those who perjure themselves cannot be trusted. (Major premise - omitted) This man has perjured himself in the past. (Minor premise - stated) This man is not to be trusted. (Conclusion - stated) 2.

      A figure of speech which bases a conclusion on the truth of its contrary. Example

      If to be foolish is evil, then it is virtuous to be wise. This also an example of chiasmus

  2. Oct 2013
    1. Three points must be studied in making a speech; and we have now completed the account of (1) Examples, Maxims, Enthymemes, and in general the thought-element -- the way to invent and refute arguments. [1403b] We have next to discuss (2) Style, and (3) Arrangement.

      3 points of speechmaking

  3. Sep 2013
    1. These writers, however, say nothing about enthymemes, which are the substance of rhetorical persuasion, but deal mainly with non-essentials. The arousing of prejudice, pity, anger, and similar emotions has nothing to do with the essential facts, but is merely a personal appeal to the man who is judging the case.

      still not grasping "enthymemes"

    2. enthymemes, which are the substance of rhetorical persuasion,

      Premises which aren't explicitly stated are the substance of rhetorical persuasion

    1. There are two kinds of enthymemes: (a) the demonstrative, formed by the conjunction of compatible propositions; (b) the refutative, formed by the conjuction of incompatible propositions.

      We can either argue for and built arguments or critique and tear down ideas