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The Rhetoric as a Prolegomenon to Aristotelian Political Psychology


Mark Verbitsky


University of Texas at Austin - Department of Government; affiliation not provided to SSRN


Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper

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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

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Date posted: March 29, 2010 ; Last revised: April 6, 2010

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Verbitsky, Mark, The Rhetoric as a Prolegomenon to Aristotelian Political Psychology. Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting Paper . Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1580717

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