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Gorgias by Plato
Book DescriptionTaking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, GORGIAS debates perennial questions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office. Are high moral standards essential or should we give our preference to the pragmatist who gets things done or negotiates successfully? Should individuals be motivated by a desire for personal power and prestige, or genuine concern for the moral betterment of the citizens? These questions go to the heart of Athenian democratic principles and are more relevant than ever in today's political climate.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780140449044
(200mm x 133mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Penguin Classics
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 29-Jan-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Plato
Euthyphro. Apology. Crito. Phaedo, Hardback (June 2017)
Works in this volume recount the circumstances of Socrates trial and execution in 399 BC. Euthyphro attempts to define holiness; Apology is Socrates defense speech; in Crito he discusses justice and defends his refusal to be rescued from prison; Phaedo offers arguments for the immortality of the soul."
Apology and Related Dialogues, Paperback (April 2016)View all books by Plato
What survives of Socrates' philosophical thought are second-hand descriptions of his teachings and conversations - most famously, the accounts of his trial and execution composed by his friend, student, and philosophical successor, Plato. These dialogues contain some of the most fascinating and well-known arguments in Western philosophy.
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Author Biography - Plato
Walter Hamilton taught at Cambridge, Eton and Rugby and translated several Platonic texts for Penguin. Chris Emlyn-Jones teaches in the department of Classical Studies at the Open University and has published on Homer and Plato.
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