By Devin Stauffer

Stauffer demonstrates the advanced team spirit of Plato's Gorgias via a cautious research of the dialogue's 3 major sections. This comprises Socrates' recognized argumentative duel with Callicles, a passionate critic of justice and philosophy, displaying how the probably disparate issues of rhetoric, justice and the philosophic lifestyles are woven jointly right into a coherent complete. His interpretation of the Gorgias sheds new gentle on Plato's suggestion, exhibiting that Plato and Socrates had a extra beneficial view of rhetoric than is mostly intended. Stauffer additionally demanding situations universal assumptions in regards to the personality and function of a few of Socrates' most renowned claims approximately justice. Written as an in depth learn of the Gorgias, Stauffer additionally treats large questions pertaining to Plato's ethical and political psychology and uncovers the view of the connection among philosophy and politics that guided Plato as he wrote his dialogues.

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