Lecture 03: On Rhetoric, Writing and Review

8:15 – 8:25 am
Introduction to Purdue’s Online Writing Lab
8:25 – 8:45 am
Feedback Exercise on Distillation #1
  • Individual close reading (with annotations)
  • Small-group discussion
  • Large-group discussion
8:45 – 9:00 am
Review Rhetoric: Longinus, Plato and Aristotle
  • περὶ ὕψους On the Sublime (On Great Writing)
  • Platonic Dialectic: a systematic art applied to philosophy (as “love of wisdom”) in order to be reminded of Truth.
  • Allegory of the Cave (Plato. Republic. Book VII)
  • Allegory of Theuth (read in-class)
  • Logos/Pathos/Ethos
9:00 – 9:20 am
Free-writing Assignment #3
  • Discussion
9:20 – 9:25 am
Wrap-up
9:25 – 9:30 am

Quiz on Plato, Phaedrus, 258d–279c (pages 124–153), hand in printed, annotated copies of Plato, Phaedrus, 258d–279c (pages 124–153) for participation credit.


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