On the Breakdown of Rhetoric

The king’s recommendation to his son not to worry too much about math, science, or history, but rather to be good at rhetoric, demonstrates that the king himself doesn’t understand rhetoric. Why? Because rhetoric requires one have a good ethos — a word that is typically translated as “ethics,” but which would include actually being knowledgeable about one’s subject. That is, one needs to know math…

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Troy Camplin

Troy Camplin

I am the author of “Diaphysics” and the novel “Hear the Screams of the Butterfly.” I am a consultant, poet, playwright, novelist, and interdisciplinary scholar.