Gorgias View larger

Gorgias

Plato

Used

OBZ: Greek & Roman Philosophy

More details

This product is no longer in stock

R80

Add to wishlist

More info

Paperback. English. Penguin Books. 1971. In good condition.

Taking the form of a dialogue among 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 athe greatest good, a Socrates insists on the duty of politicians to consider the welfare of their citizensaa duty he believed had been dishonored in the Athens of his time. The dialogue offers fascinating insights into how classical Athens was governed and creates a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate. Philosophy

Reviews

No customer reviews for the moment.

Write a review

Gorgias

Gorgias

OBZ: Greek & Roman Philosophy

30 other products in the same category: