Chapter 38. Passions and Persuasion

  1. Georgios Anagnostopoulos Professor
  1. Stephen Leighton Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch38

A Companion to Aristotle

A Companion to Aristotle

How to Cite

Leighton, S. (2009) Passions and Persuasion, in A Companion to Aristotle (ed G. Anagnostopoulos), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444305661.ch38

Editor Information

  1. University of California, San Diego, USA

Author Information

  1. Queen's University, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 30 JAN 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122238

Online ISBN: 9781444305661



  • passions and persuasion - the rhetoric's conception of passions;
  • persuasion and passions;
  • rousing passions;
  • tactics;
  • legitimacy of passions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Rhetoric's Conception of the Passions

  • Persuasion and the Passions

  • Rousing the Passions

  • Tactics

  • The Legitimacy of the Passions

  • Notes

  • Bibliography