Gorgias

Gorgias

by Plato

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Gorgias by Plato

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: 9781727553406
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/23/2018
Pages: 86
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.18(d)

About the Author

James H. Nichols, Jr., is Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. His published work includes a translation of Alexandre Kojeve's Introduction to the Reading of Hegel, also from Cornell.

James H. Nichols, Jr., is Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College. His published work includes a translation of Alexandre Kojeve's Introduction to the Reading of Hegel, also from Cornell.

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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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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