2016 - 2017

1031-4546-01
  Rhetoric  
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES | POLITICAL SCIENCE
Prof. KochinNaftali - Social Sciences425 Sun1200-1500 Sem  2
 
 
University credit hours:  3.0

Course description
To persuade and to be persuaded are the fundamental political experiences. We will therefore examine the place of rhetoric in our being together, both in the political community and in the scientific community. We will concentrate on six fundamental concepts: character, action, the production of things through action, the appeal to the emotions, relationships as limits on the power of persuasion, and the art of rhetoric as an art of clarification. For this purpose we will use ancient, modern, and contemporary texts: from orators such as Demosthenes, Winston Churchill, Ronald Reagan, Menachem Begin, Moshe Dayan, Yitzchak Rabin, Ahmed Tibi, and Benjamin Netanyahu; from philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle; from analysts of public opinion such as Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann; and from rhetoricians from Gorgias the Sophist to Peggy Noonan.

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