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The Insufficiency of Reason in Plato's Gorgias

The Insufficiency of Reason in Plato's Gorgias THE INSUFFICIENCY OF REASON IN PLATO’S GORGIAS KLOSKO GEORGE University of Virginia HE GORGIAS is the most of Plato’s important unquestionably to the In this confrontation political dialogues prior Republic. T -A- between Socrates and three rhetoricians two of whom, Gorgias wishes to it and teach and a who Polus, rhetoric, third, Callicles, employ toward the advancement of his career Plato rails at political length of the and their while the teaching, political implications against Sophists this are drawn in full. The connections between and oratory democracy Athenian are in in Plato’s denunciation of the probed depth, culminating it what it and the well-known who had made democracy political figures was: and Cimon 515c Themistocles, Miltiades, ff.). Pericles, (esp. Gorg con- and more for our in the climactic Moreover, purposes, significant does Plato frontation of the work between Socrates and not Callicles, only have been Callicles with a series of which powerful arguments - supply in described as &dquo;the most statement of the immoralist’s case eloquent Socrates to western literature&dquo; 1933: but he allows 154) (Shorey counter with of his which the own, clearly anticipate strong arguments main of the political teaching Republic. What me in this is the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Western Political Quarterly SAGE

The Insufficiency of Reason in Plato's Gorgias

Western Political Quarterly , Volume 36 (4): 17 – Dec 1, 1983

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THE INSUFFICIENCY OF REASON IN PLATO’S GORGIAS KLOSKO GEORGE University of Virginia HE GORGIAS is the most of Plato’s important unquestionably to the In this confrontation political dialogues prior Republic. T -A- between Socrates and three rhetoricians two of whom, Gorgias wishes to it and teach and a who Polus, rhetoric, third, Callicles, employ toward the advancement of his career Plato rails at political length of the and their while the teaching, political implications against Sophists this are drawn in full. The connections between and oratory democracy Athenian are in in Plato’s denunciation of the probed depth, culminating it what it and the well-known who had made democracy political figures was: and Cimon 515c Themistocles, Miltiades, ff.). Pericles, (esp. Gorg con- and more for our in the climactic Moreover, purposes, significant does Plato frontation of the work between Socrates and not Callicles, only have been Callicles with a series of which powerful arguments - supply in described as &dquo;the most statement of the immoralist’s case eloquent Socrates to western literature&dquo; 1933: but he allows 154) (Shorey counter with of his which the own, clearly anticipate strong arguments main of the political teaching Republic. What me in this is the

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Published: Dec 1, 1983

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