Gorgias (The Penguin Classics, L94)

Gorgias (The Penguin Classics, L94) (Paperback)

By Plato  Walter Hamilton  Walter Hamilton 
Publisher: Penguin UK
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 0140440941
EAN: 9780140440942
No. of Pages: 160
Publish Date: 1960-05-30
Binding: Paperback

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Description

Taking the form of a dialogue among 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 citizensa duty he believed had been dishonored in the Athens of his time. The dialogue offers fascinating insights into how classical Athens was governed and creates a theoretical framework that has been highly influential on subsequent political debate.
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Specification

Title: Gorgias (The Penguin Classics, L94)
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Plato
Translator: Walter Hamilton
Introduction: Walter Hamilton
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 0140440941
EAN: 9780140440942
No. of Pages: 160
Publish Date: 1960-05-30
Binding: Paperback

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