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Gorgias
     

Gorgias

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by Plato
 

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In the Gorgias, Plato distinguishes between philosophy and rhetoric, characterizing Gorgias as an orator who entertains his audience with his eloquent words and who believes that it is unnecessary to learn the truth about actual matters when one has discovered the art of persuasion. In the dialogue, Gorgias responds to one of Socrates’ statements as follows:

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In the Gorgias, Plato distinguishes between philosophy and rhetoric, characterizing Gorgias as an orator who entertains his audience with his eloquent words and who believes that it is unnecessary to learn the truth about actual matters when one has discovered the art of persuasion. In the dialogue, Gorgias responds to one of Socrates’ statements as follows: “Rhetoric is the only area of expertise you need to learn. You can ignore all the rest and still get the better of the professionals!”

Product Details

BN ID:
2940014468046
Publisher:
Philtre Libre
Publication date:
05/02/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
122 KB

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Plato was a Classical Greek philosopher, mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science.

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Gorgias 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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manirul01 More than 1 year ago
Lovely...! beautiful.....!.... Just enjoy it.....!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gorgias should be mandatory reading for anyone who is involved in government or holds a position of authority. Socrates' arguments slip by unchecked at times, but the dialogue should (and I think will) inspire consideration of important issues of power and responsibility. I recommend to all as essential reading.
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