SOTIRIA A. TRIANTARI: THE AESTHETIC DIMENSION OF RHETORIC ACCORDING TO FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE AND IMPLICATIONS IN EDUCATION

ABSTRACT

Reflecting on Nietzsche’s views we perceive his tendency to consider the aesthetic action of rhetoric, which its power can be found in the language that serves primarily rhetoric. The common point between literature and rhetoric - but also in the philosophy - is the language, which with its aesthetic dimension serves both arts. We will show that according Nietzsche in rhetorical style, as also in the literary, the means of speech should be used artistically. I will defend my view that Nietzsche delivers certain ways (verbal forms) in his treatise about Rhetoric. Having as a starting line these ways he shows that he uses the aesthetic dimensions of language, with aiming finally to intensify and increase what he says. From this position we comprehend that the conscious use of artistic means of speech leads in “turning rhetoric into literature”. The aesthetic relationship of rhetoric and literature has the implications in education. This relationship gives freedom to speech and helps the modern student to be led to the transmission of knowledge through literal texts.
 
MENON: Journal Of Educational Research, http://www.edu.uowm.gr/site/journal (ISSN: 1792-8494)