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    Γοργίας Gorgias dialogue Plato Walter Hamilton Translator Chris Emlyn Jones CommentaryHarmondsworth Penguin Books 1960 1339 In 149 Pages‬Gorgias is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC The dialogue depicts a conversation between Socrates and a small group of sophists and other guests at a dinner gathering In the Gorgias Socrates argues that philosophy is an art whereas rhetoric is a skill based on mere expe

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    A Starker DialogueGorgias is very similar in structure content focus and argument with the Republic In fact it comes across almost a half formed version of it and scholars argue that it is in many ways like an early sketch for Republic But unlike the Republic which forays into metaphysics and utopias the argument in Gorgias is anchored ver

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    Well if one was to sum up it would be hard to go past Plato’s own summary “And of all that has been said nothing remains unshaken but the saying that to do injustice is to be avoided than to suffer injustice and that the reality and not the appearance of virtue is to be followed above all things as well in pu

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    for philosophy Socrates if pursued in moderation and at the proper age is an elegant accomplishment but too much philosophy is the ruin of human life Gorgias is easily one of Plato’s best stand alone dialogues Indeed as others have mentioned it often reads like a germinal version of the Republic so closely does it track the same themes A

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    Men do bad when they do what they merely think best rather than what they most deeply desire That seems to be the central point of this long dialogueThe age old uestion is how to get men to follow their true Will ie Self rather than ego Does the dialogue answer it The answer it gives appears to be Engage in the combat of life live as well as you can and then after death you will attain the Islands of the Blessed and not

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    We should devote all our own and our community's energies towards ensuring the presence of justice and self discipline and so guaranteeing happinessSo Socrates wanted to make Athens great again and along the way gave the pundits and consultants the what for His argument is measured and allows the three stooges to defeat their own assertions i

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    This book is a masterpiece It includes a critical text and a line by line philological commentary But even the reader without Greek will learn an enormous amount about Plato and related topics by reading it alongside a translation just skip all the entries dealing with purely philological mattersIt is often said that the best com

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    An excellent example of philosophy justifying itself Everybody has heard the whole cranky rather arrogant and patronizing remark made when someone who doesn't read very much or doesn't read for pleasure or instruction feels like scoffing a bit Why are you reading this boring old stuff Philosophy's good when you're younger and you don't know anything but once you become a real adult you should just let that stuff go It's

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    What I recall about Gorgias again from my sopho university philosophy class was that there was a lengthy discussion of orators and how they are

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    First time reading something for a university discussion Meaning my first university discussion not my first tim

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SUMMARY ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Plato

D prestige or genuine concern for the moral betterment of the citizens These uestions go to the heart of Athenian democratic principles and are relevant than ever in today's political clima This book is a masterpiece It includes a critical text and a line by line philological commentary But even the reader without Greek will learn an enormous amount about Plato and related topics by reading it alongside a translation just skip all the entries dealing with purely philological mattersIt is often said that the best commentary on Aristotle is Aristotle Hence important commentaries on Aristotle spend most of their time uoting in Greek other passages from Aristotle The same is true for Plato and probably for all philosophers So keep a copy of the translated works handy and whenever Dodds or anyone cites a passage or refers to a passage follow up the referenceThe best translation of the collected works remains E Hamilton Cairns Lord not Cooper By a mile

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Γοργίας

Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates Gorgias Polus and Callicles GORGIAS debates perennial uestions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office Are high m Gorgias dialogue Plato Walter Hamilton Translator Chris Emlyn Jones CommentaryHarmondsworth Penguin Books 1960 1339 In 149 Pages Gorgias is a Socratic dialogue written by Plato around 380 BC The dialogue depicts a conversation between Socrates and a small group of sophists and other guests at a dinner gathering In the Gorgias Socrates argues that philosophy is an art whereas rhetoric is a skill based on mere experience To Socrates most rhetoric is in practice merely flattery To use rhetoric for good rhetoric cannot exist alone It must depend on philosophy to guide its morality he argues Socrates therefore believes that morality is not inherent in rhetoric and that without philosophy rhetoric is simply used to persuade for personal gain Socrates suggests that he is one of the few Athenians to practice true politics 243 102 7 96 45

SUMMARY ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Plato

Oral standards essential or should we give our preference to the pragmatist who gets things done or negotiates successfully Should individuals be motivated by a desire for personal power an We should devote all our own and our community s energies towards ensuring the presence of justice and self discipline and so guaranteeing happinessSo Socrates wanted to make Athens great again and along the way gave the pundits and consultants the what for His argument is measured and allows the three stooges to defeat their own assertions in fits of bumbling exasperation The virtues of work and health are explored with nary a word about the lamp above the Golden Door This notion of moderation was embraced during the Enlightenment but has recently fell from grace uoting The Tick Evil wears every possible mitten That said the argument of the good the moral hinges here on a tiny necessity the afterworld a world of never ending happiness you can always see the sun day or nightWell the current corruption of these words Good and Great have launched their own raid on the Dialogues Plato asserts most of politics is flattery and power Socrates knew that and wound up on a state sponsored trip across the StyxAll we can do is resist Resist