Argumentation 5 (1):5-15 (1991)

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This essay argues that Plato's “Gorgias,” a dialogue lauding dialectic over rhetoric, uses a question-and-answer format as a heuristic of argument. Specific observations are advanced to explain the implications of Plato's techniques and to provide a more sensitive understanding of the process by which sought to gain the adherence of his readers
Keywords Argument  dialectic  dialogue  Gorgias  Plato  question  Socrates  sophist
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DOI 10.1007/BF00058415
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