Plato s Gorgias

  • Auteur: Edward Meredith Cope
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  • Date de sortie: 1864
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Gorgias The Transnational Politics of Contemporary Native Culture

  • Auteur: Plato
  • ISBN: 9780801485275
  • Date de sortie: 1998
  • Collection: Cornell University Press
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With a masterful sense of the place of rhetoric in both thought and practice and an ear attuned to the clarity, natural simplicity, and charm of Plato's Greek prose, James H. Nichols, Jr., offers a precise yet unusually readable translation of one of the great Platonic dialogues on rhetoric. The Gorgias presents an intransigent argument that justice is superior to injustice--to the extent that suffering an injustice is preferable to committing an unjust act. The dialogue contains some of Plato's most significant and famous discussions of major political themes, and focuses dramatically and with unrivaled intensity on Socrates as a political thinker and actor. Nichols's attention to dramatic detail brings this dialogue to life. Plato's striking variety in conversational address (names and various terms of relative warmth and coolness) is carefully reproduced, as is alteration in tone and implication even in the short responses. The translation renders references to the gods accurately and non-monotheistically for the first time, and includes a fascinating variety of oaths and invocations. Nichols believes that Plato's thought on rhetoric has been largely misunderstood, and he uses his translation as an opportunity to reconstruct the classical position on right relations between thought and public activity.

Gorgias

  • Auteur: Plato
  • ISBN: 9780192836304
  • Date de sortie: 1998
  • Collection: Oxford University Press, USA
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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.

Gorgias

  • Auteur: Eric Robertson Dodds
  • ISBN: 9780198141532
  • Date de sortie: 1959
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Gorgias Sophist and Artist

  • Auteur: Scott Porter Consigny
  • ISBN: 9781570034244
  • Date de sortie: 2001
  • Collection: Univ of South Carolina Press
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Aristophanes depicted him as a barbaric sycophant, Plato as a shallow opportunist, and Aristotle as an inep stylist, but the Greek teacher of rhetoric Gorgias of Leontini (483-375 BCE) has been again attracting attention from scholars. Consigny (English, Iowa State U.) articulates a coherent account of the enigmatic thinker and writer.

Plato s Gorgias

  • Auteur: Plato
  • ISBN: 9781887250016
  • Date de sortie: 1994
  • Collection: Agora Publications, Inc.
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Gorgias of Leontini, a famous teacher of rhetoric, has come to Athens to recruit students, promising to teach them how to become leaders in politics & business. A group has gathered at Callicles' house to hear Gorgias demonstrate the power of his art. This dialogue blends comic & serious discussion of the best human life, providing a penetrating examination of ethics

The Unity of Plato s Gorgias

  • Auteur: Devin Stauffer
  • ISBN: 9780521858472
  • Date de sortie: 2006-04-10
  • Collection: Cambridge University Press
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Demonstrates the complex unity of Plato's Gorgias, showing how seemingly disparate themes are woven together.
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