Gorgias

Gorgias

By Plato
Paperback
Pub. price: $8.95

ISBN10: 0140440941 ISBN13: 9780140440942 Contributors: Plato.; Hamilton, Walter Publisher: Penguin USA Published: Jun 1 1971 Pages: 154 Weight: 0.25lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.00" Depth: 0.25" Language: English

Other Copies
Different Edition
151685358x
French  Large Print  Paperback
Ships From Warehouse
1516831314
French  Large Print  Paperback
Ships From Warehouse
Publisher's Comments

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 insights into how classical Athens was governed, as well as creating a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate.

Related Subjects