What is persuasion and how does it work? The first moral psychology of the western tradition was not a creation of philosophers, but of rhetoricians, who needed an account of moral psychology to investigate the power of persuasion (and to harness it for their own purposes). The philosophers of the ancient western world placed themselves in opposition to the older rhetorical tradition. This course investigates these two views of the nature of persuasion and the psychology each presupposes.
COURSE FORMAT: Seminar
Level: UGRD Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA PHIL Grading Mode: Student Option
Prerequisites: [PHIL201 or COL359 or CCIV217] OR PHIL217 Links to Web Resources For This Course.
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