The Rhetoric as a Prolegomenon to Aristotelian Political Psychology
University of Texas at Austin - Department of Government; affiliation not provided to SSRN
Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper
The primary purpose of this paper is to show how the simpler psychology of the Rhetoric is helpful for understanding the deeper psychology of the Nicomachean Ethics. In particular, I focus on what rational and emotional appeals say about the psychology of persuasion, and how this psychology helps explain key aspects of the psychology of the Ethics. I conclude by considering the implications this psychology has for the Ethic's teaching on virtue and moral education.
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Keywords: Aristotle, Nicomachean Ethics, Rhetoric, Political Psychology
Date posted: March 29, 2010 ; Last revised: April 6, 2010
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