Gorgias

Gorgias

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by Plato
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1604505486

ISBN-13: 9781604505481

Pub. Date: 10/16/2008

Publisher: Serenity Publishers

Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, the Gorgias debates crucial questions about the nature of government. While the aspiring politician Callicles propounds the view that might is right, and the rhetorician Gorgias argues that oratory and the power to persuade represent 'the greatest good', Socrates insists on the duty of

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Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, the Gorgias debates crucial questions about the nature of government. While the aspiring politician Callicles propounds the view that might is right, and the rhetorician Gorgias argues that oratory and the power to persuade represent 'the greatest good', Socrates insists on the duty of politicians to consider the welfare of their citizens -- a duty he believed had been dishonoured in the Athens of his time. The dialogue offers fascinating insights into how classical Athens was governed, as well as creating a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604505481
Publisher:
Serenity Publishers
Publication date:
10/16/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
172
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsvii
Reference System Used in this Editionix
Chronologyxi
Introductionxiii
Further Readingxxxviii
A Note on the Textxliii
ADialogue With Gorgias3
BDialogue With Polus27
CDialogue With Callicles64
Notes139
Glossary of Greek Terms151
Index153

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