How does Socrates use ethos, pathos, and logos in Plato’s Apology of Socrates?
First, let us look at ethos . This is a way of appealing to an audience on ethical grounds to try and persuade them of the integrity of the orator's moral character. In making his speech, Socrates is keen to avoid the impression that he thinks himself superior to the members of the citizen jury. To do this, he starts by disavowing his reputation as a wise man. He recalls the time when the Delphic oracle pronounced him as the wisest man in the world. Socrates...
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