Invention
Invention The Classical model is the “topical system”or “system of commonplaces” A systematic way of brainstorming ideas...
Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful”
Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful” Application i: TREAS...
Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful” Application ii: “…be...
Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful” Application iii: BRA...
Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful” Application ii: SUNN...
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Topic: from degree         (if something hashappened where it is less likely, it willprob...
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Topic: from degree         (if something hashappened where it is less likely, it Willprob...
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Topic: from degree         (if something hashappened where it is less likely, it willprob...
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Topic: from degree        (if something hasNOT happened where it is MORE likely, itprobab...
Invention            Topoi
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Content-less   they have no particular content
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Content-less   they have no particular contentAnalytic   help discover different aspe...
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Content-less   they have no particular contentAnalytic   help discover different aspe...
Invention(types of speeches or situations)
Invention(types of speeches or situations)   Deliberative   Future   What should we do?
Invention(types of speeches or situations)   Deliberative   Future   What should we do?     Forensic      Past     What ha...
Invention(types of speeches or situations)   Deliberative   Future    What should we do?     Forensic      Past      What ...
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Special or Material Topics (idia)   generate specific premises for particular subject  ...
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Special or Material Topics (idia)   generate specific premises for particular subject  ...
Invention(topics or commonplaces)Special or Material Topics (idia)   generate specific premises for particular subject  ...
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Lesson Four

  1. 1. Invention
  2. 2. Invention The Classical model is the “topical system”or “system of commonplaces” A systematic way of brainstorming ideas Doesn’t rely upon “genius”
  3. 3. Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful”
  4. 4. Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful” Application i: TREASURES
  5. 5. Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful” Application ii: “…better to protect endangered species than open the wild life area to unrestricted oil production…”
  6. 6. Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful” Application iii: BRAVERY
  7. 7. Invention(topics or commonplaces) Topic: “what is rare is a greater good than what is more plentiful” Application ii: SUNNY DAYS IN SEATTLE
  8. 8. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Topic: from degree (if something hashappened where it is less likely, it willprobably happen where it is more likely)
  9. 9. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Topic: from degree (if something hashappened where it is less likely, it Willprobably happen where it is more likely)Application: “Since today’s chance of rain is higherthan yesterday’s chances, it likely will rain today sinceit also rained yesterday.”
  10. 10. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Topic: from degree (if something hashappened where it is less likely, it willprobably happen where it is more likely)Application: “The Razorback track team will winNCAA because they performed well in today’s eventsin which they are not very strong and should performeven better tomorrow in the events that are theirstrengths.”
  11. 11. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Topic: from degree (if something hasNOT happened where it is MORE likely, itprobably will not happen where it is LESSlikely)Application: “why would I steal from my presentemployer, when, in my former job, I worked as thetreasurer without suspicion for many years”
  12. 12. Invention Topoi
  13. 13. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Content-less  they have no particular content
  14. 14. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Content-less  they have no particular contentAnalytic  help discover different aspects of a subject
  15. 15. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Content-less  they have no particular contentAnalytic  help discover different aspects of a subjectHeuristic  help generate things to say (sayables or ideas to use as content in rhetorical performances)
  16. 16. Invention(types of speeches or situations)
  17. 17. Invention(types of speeches or situations) Deliberative Future What should we do?
  18. 18. Invention(types of speeches or situations) Deliberative Future What should we do? Forensic Past What happened? What was it?
  19. 19. Invention(types of speeches or situations) Deliberative Future What should we do? Forensic Past What happened? What was it? Ceremonial Present What values are (epideictic) important?
  20. 20. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Special or Material Topics (idia)  generate specific premises for particular subject matter
  21. 21. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Special or Material Topics (idia)  generate specific premises for particular subject matterGeneral or Common Topics (konoi topoi)  apply to any subject matter o possible/impossible; past fact; future fact; more/less
  22. 22. Invention(topics or commonplaces)Special or Material Topics (idia)  generate specific premises for particular subject matterGeneral or Common Topics (konoi topoi)  apply to any subject matter o possible/impossible; past fact; future fact; more/lessReview Topics  apply to any subject matter; include attributes and relationships

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