Aristotle, Political Platforms and the “Good”

Today was a tremendously difficult day for me.  I'm still in a state of utter disbelief.  I in no way want to be dismissive of anyone's opinions in this post, but I'd like to comment on our new president-elect's reliance on "uneducated" voters this election season.  I don't wish to equate intelligence directly with a college … Continue reading Aristotle, Political Platforms and the “Good”

Fulcrum Words

In rhetoric, we recognize and pay particular attention to what are called "fulcrum words," an analytical term for words, phrases and broader topics that an argument's direction "hinges" on.  Fulcrum words and how they're employed rhetorically by agents and actors in a given conversation turn the tides of onlooking opinion; fulcrum words shift the balance … Continue reading Fulcrum Words