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Object Descriptions

Rhetoric - This term was defined by Aristotle as the faculty of observe in any given case the means of persuasion.

Dialectic - This term was defined by Aristotle as the study of proper argumentation, where the chief concern was producing a sound argument.

Virtue - This is a habit or characteristic which helps a person perform good works.

Good - This is that which all things naturally seek.

Happiness - This is the end which all humans seek, and could include good friends, good children, money, power, and so on.

Justice - The chief concern of forensic rhetoric, this was defined by Aristotle as enjoying one's property as opposed to enjoying the property of others.

Enthymeme - This is a form of a logical argument that is particularly suited for rhetorical purposes because it omits the most obvious premises in order to not weigh the audience...

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