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Plato Writing Styles in Phaedrus

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Point of View

Plato expresses his view on rhetoric, its uses, significance, and the way it should be applied while deliberating on the content and manner of making speeches. Through his analysis of the concept of love he shows that only engaging a sense of truth can provoke beneficial insights. Clarity and perfection transpire through the ability to employ justice and beauty that are the qualities that reach the soul. Great efforts that are part of both speech and writing can nourish those they affect. Artistic merits depend on being aware of what is right. Such skill is most essential as bad quality is deemed wrong even if it receives approbation from the crowds. Ignorance in this way invites deficiency.

Through the knowledge of truth that contains its wider aspects and analysis while the right type of argument is applied to the appropriate type of human nature in an...

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