Gorgias (Paperback)

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By Plato
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Plato's Gorgias takes on the immortal themes of power, persuasion, and virtue. In ancient Athens, tremendous power lay in the ability to persuade, the art known as rhetoric. In this dialogue, Plato's teacher Socrates visits Gorgias, an eminent rhetorician, to question him about his profession and what is ultimately achieved by it. The discussion then turns to power and where it truly lies, and ends with a passionate argument by Socrates in favor of justice as the ultimate social virtue. Rooted in the classical worldview, Gorgias is a work which nevertheless remains deeply resonant today.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781605125282
ISBN-10: 1605125288
Publisher: Akasha Classics
Publication Date: November 12th, 2009
Pages: 200
Language: English