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persuasion in each case” (3). His Rhetoric expressed that rhetoric is a “tool applicable to any subject and from the universality of its basic, organized concepts” (Kennedy 309). It encompasses an extremely large territory and “is the propery of no other discipline . . . It impinges on all areas of human concern” (Winterowd 14). In this sense, he explained that even though all persuasive arguments are classified as rhetoric, each should be dealt with in its own case and individual of all other cases (14). It is Aristotle who first recognized the relationship between rhetoric and the various disciplines of the arts and “”sciences”". He believed that rhetoric played a large part in every method of learning and there were specific tools which were essential to

each type of study (Kennedy 12). Of these tool he felt that logic was one of the most important, if not the most important tool used in rhetoric thinking. Aristotle considered rhetoric a tool in argumentation, particularly the kind that arose in the courts and halls of government of his time. Since his lifetime the ideas of Aristotle have been carried on through the centuries and have remained a fixture in modern day theory. His interest in the logical, rational side of discourse remain with us today in many forms. For this reason it can be said with little argument that “Aristotle is rhetoric.” After his death, Aristotle’s words were perpetuated at the Perpatetic school by his loyal followers. Unfortunatley many of his ideas disappeared in Western philosophy between 500

and 1000 A.D., but were preserved by Arabic and Syrian scholars which reintroduced Aristotle to the Western world between. Since this time, his ideas have been extremely influential in Western rhetoric analysis.