Thursday, January 15, 2009

Aristotle blasts HCom

Here you have it, folks. Straight out of Book One of the Rhetoric:
But the more we try to make either dialectic or rhetoric not, what they really are, practical faculties, but sciences, the more we shall inadvertently be destroying their true nature; for we shall be re-fashioning them and shall be passing into the region of sciences dealing with definite subjects rather than simply with words and forms of reasoning.

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