A Friendly Companion to Plato's Gorgias
by George Kimball Plochmann and Franklin E. ROBINSON
Southern Illinois University Press, 1987
eISBN: 978-0-8093-8251-4 | Cloth: 978-0-8093-1404-1
Library of Congress Classification B371.P55 1988
Dewey Decimal Classification 170

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A comprehensive study of “one of the most elusive and subtle” of all the Platonic dialogues.


The Gorgias begins with a discussion of the nature and value of rhetoric and develops into an impassioned argument for the primacy of absolute right (as expressed by conscience) in the regulation of both public and private life. Plochmann and Robinson closely analyze this great dialogue in the first two-thirds of their book, turning in the final four chapters to a broader discussion of its unity, sweep, and philosophic implications.



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