Lecture: "Fake News, Tribal Facts, Real Tweets: How Relevant is Aristotle’s Rhetoric Today?" Thursday, February 21, 2019, 4:30 – 6pm
Lecture: "Fake News, Tribal Facts, Real Tweets: How Relevant is Aristotle’s Rhetoric Today?"
Campus Location:Voorhies Hall
Room:126
Location of Event:UC Davis Campus
Cost:Free
Contact Email:randersen@ucdavis.edu
Contact Phone #:530-754-6903
Event Type:Forums, Discussions and Information Sessions, Free Events, Lectures and Seminars
Presented by:Mark Williams, rhetoric professor, Sacramento State University
Sponsored by:Rhetoric@Davis

Mark Williams, professor of rhetoric in the Department of Communication Studies at California State University, Sacramento, will talk about the relevance of Aristotle’s Rhetoric today.

Professor Williams poses that Aristotle is relevant to us today in an age of tribal facts and viral videos. Aristotle contextualizes discourse within a robust system that requires powerful questions, but he knows how to dismiss both fanatical certainties and cynical skepticism. What remains is a confident, uniquely Aristotelian way to judge the moment.

This is the third event in a 2018-19 series focused on Classical Rhetoric planned by Rhetoric@Davis. To learn more about Rhetoric@Davis, see rhetoricatdavis.ucdavis.edu….

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