In deliberative oratory, it may be maintained
either that certain consequences will not happen, or that what the adversary
recommends will happen, but that it will be unjust, inexpedient, or not so
important as supposed. But one must also look to see whether he makes any false
statements as to things outside the issue; for these look like evidence that he
makes misstatements about the issue itself as well.
Aristotle in 23 Volumes, Vol. 22, translated by J. H. Freese. Aristotle. Cambridge and London. Harvard University Press; William Heinemann Ltd. 1926.
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