July 13, 2012
I give an account of the force of the appeal to authority, based on the sophisticated rhetorical practice of ancient Rome's greatest orator, Cicero.
The long future lacks appeal, so rhetors in practice give it a face.
This paper provides a typology of appeals to authority, identifying three distinct types.
I sketch the contours of the rhetorical appeal to dignity, which calls on citizens to live up to who they are.
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