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Devin Stauffer demonstrates the complex unity of Plato's Gorgias, through a careful analysis of the dialogue's three main sections, including Socrates' famous argumentative duel with Callicles, a passionate critic of justice and philosophy. He reveals how the seemingly disparate themes of rhetoric, justice, and the philosophic life are woven together into a coherent whole. Stauffer's interpretation of the Gorgias sheds new light on Plato's thought, indicating that Plato and Socrates had a more favorable view of rhetoric than is supposed, and challenges some of Socrates' most famous claims about justice.
About the Author :
Devin Stauffer has contributed to The Unity of Plato's Gorgias: Rhetoric, Justice, and the Philosophic Life as an author.
Devin Stauffer is assistant professor in the Department of Government at the University of Texas, Austin. He is the author of Plato's Introduction to the Question of Justice, and coauthor and co-translator of Empire and the Ends of Politics: Plato's Menexenus and Pericles' Funeral Oration.
|Title:||The Unity of Plato's Gorgias: Rhetoric, Justice, and the Philosophic Life||Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|No. of Pages:||191|
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