Whenever a politician makes a speech or an advertiser pitches a product, chances are good they are using the tried-and-true rules of rhetoric to influence your thoughts and behavior.
According to the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, there are three modes of persuasion a person can use: ethos, logos and pathos. Watch this video from TED Ed to learn more about how to use these three types of rhetorical appeals — and how to spot when they are being used on you.
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