Video Lectures

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These videos were recorded in support of an online class I taught once upon a time (hence the allusions to “Thinkwell”). As long as they are available online, I will utilize them to help others understand how to teach rhetoric in the trivium.


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Introduction  To
Rhetoric in the Liberal Arts Tradition

First three videos are Introductory

 The Art of Practical Reasoning

. . . they help set the tone for the course 

Art vs. Intuition

and elevate
the enterprise

4 Keys

Statistics give arguments weight; images
give impact

Aristotle on Rhetoric

Sets the tone for the persuasive speech

Pathos & Style

How to build mental images for impact;
guidelines for ethical appeals to emotions and core values

Common Fallacies

About Refutation and Intellectual