Postman provides proper illustration of both ethos and pathos in Amusing Ourselves to Death. These appeals support that television learning opposes aspects of traditional education. In chapter ten of Amusing Ourselves to Death, Postman references John Dewy. Postman uses ethos when citing the American philosopher to establish credibility for his argument. Dewy reasons that the most fundamental thing one learns is continually something about how one learns (144). Postman uses this to support that, “Television educates by teaching children to do what television-viewing requires of them. And that is precisely remote from what a classroom requires of them as reading a book is from watching a stage show” (144). Postman uses ethos to establish trustworthiness by using Dewy as a source. He allows the
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