“Rhetoric is the art of ruling the minds of men.” - Plato.
Please meditate and consider the quote above. For our final Socratic Seminar on Friday, May 28th, you will discuss what you understand about the meaning of Plato's words. In other words, you will write a thesis that defines your opinion and interpretation of Plato. In order to show "evidence" of your understanding, please bring in three examples in today's public conversation that support your argument.
Please do not ask me questions about this assignment. The "test" is for you to figure it out and demonstrate your understanding of both rhetoric and the public conversation through a discussion in class.
You will be graded out of 100 points.
50 points- in class discussion
50 points- 1-2 page reflection paper.
Good luck, and you see you on Friday.