The World's Greatest Speeches

The World's Greatest Speeches

14 yrs and up, $195, 14 week course – Prerequisite: One Intermediate Level Course

In the Rhetoric, Aristotle states that, “It is absurd to hold that a man should be ashamed of an inability to defend himself with his limbs, but not ashamed of an inability to defend himself with speech and reason; for the use of rational speech is more distinctive of a human being than the use of his limbs.” There is no doubt that Rhetoric has been used in the World’s greatest speeches in order to persuade man to fight and believe in a cause. This class will explore many of the world’s greatest speeches and judge them through the light of Aristotle’s Rhetoric and through their own merits. What makes a speech great, even once the time for action has passed? How does one know when Rhetoric is being used for a good cause?

Wednesdays, 1 – 2:30 PM - FULL
The World's Greatest Speeches   Ben van den Bosch

Since this course is full, feel free to register for the waiting list. Another section may be opened if sufficient interest is shown from a growing waiting list.

Event Properties

Event Date Wednesday, 28 Aug, 2024
Cut off date Thursday, 8 Aug, 2024
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Price $195.00
 
 

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