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- Sep 2018
e. Rhetoric is the counterpart of cookery, Socrates says, for just as cookery provides pleasure for the body with no regard for what truly benefits it, rhetoric gratifies the soul without considering its good. Consequently, rhetoric is ignoble flattery rather than art, both because it aims at the pleasant and also because it cannot give a rational account of its own activity.
Rhetoric as bad.
He wants to learn, in other words, how to "make the weaker argument the stronger" (Clouds, 112-115
Rhetoric as slick