Posted in October 2012

Rhetoric and Sophistry (Part 1): The Beef

Rhetoric and Sophistry (Part 1): The Beef

The word rhetoric originates from the Greek “rhetorike techne”, meaning “art of an orator”. These days, “rhetoric” is often used to describe the wordy, exaggerated and tedious use of language in writing or speech, an ‘art’ preferred by politicians, philosophers, lawyers and the like.  Sophistry, according to dictionary.com, is “tricky, superficially plausible, but generally fallacious … Continue reading