David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
OUP Oxford (2008)
The struggle which Plato has Socrates recommend to his interlocutors in Gorgias - and to his readers - is the struggle to overcome the temptations of worldly success and to concentrate on genuine morality. Ostensibly an enquiry into the value of rhetoric, the dialogue soon becomes an investigation into the value of these two contrasting ways of life. In a series of dazzling and bold arguments, Plato attempts to establish that only morality can bring a person true happiness, and to demolish alternative viewpoints. It is not suprising that Gorgias is one of Plato's most widely read dialogues. Philosophers read it for its coverage of central moral issues; others enjoy its vividness, clarity and occasional bitter humour. This new translation is accompanied by explanatory notes and an informative introduction.
|Keywords||Ethics Early works to 1800 Political science Early works to 1800|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$3.87 new (57% off) $8.55 direct from Amazon (5% off) Amazon page|
|Call number||B371.A5.W37 2008|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Rachel Barney (2010). Gorgias' Defense: Plato and His Opponents on Rhetoric and the Good. Southern Journal of Philosophy 48 (1):95-121.
Similar books and articles
Plato (2004/2008). Gorgias. ePenguin.
Bernard Mandeville (1924/1989). The Fable of the Bees, or, Private Vices, Publick Benefits. Liberty Classics.
Francis Bacon (1952/1980). Advancement of Learning ; Novum Organum ; New Atlantis. Franklin Library.
Porphyry (1823/1994). Select Works of Porphyry. Prometheus Trust.
Francis Bacon (1982). Essays ; Advancement of Learning ; New Atlantis. Franklin Library.
Aleš Havlíček & Filip Karfík (eds.) (1998). The Republic and the Laws of Plato: Proceedings of the First Symposium Platonicum Pragense. Oikoumenh.
David Hartley (1791/1998). Observations on Man. Woodstock Books.
John Locke (1984). A Letter Concerning Toleration ; the Second Treatise of Government ; an Essay Concerning Human Understanding. Franklin Library.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads8 ( #250,895 of 1,699,835 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #362,609 of 1,699,835 )
How can I increase my downloads?