Humanities Lecture 3.6

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Humanities Lecture 3.6 Introduction to Plato (Gorgias) Gorgias is a critique by Plato. This attack could be seen as the core of the sophistication movement.  I. The Sophists A. Intellectual Movement 1. Rationalism a) They held up all Greek practices and judged them on rationalism b) What unites them all is the common intellectual rational inquiry and  rational argument c) Sophists were not unified in ideas B. Sophists vs. Philosophers 1. Plato and the Sophists a) Plato sees them as Sophists on one side and Socrates on the other b) In other words, Sophists on one side and Philosophers on the other c) This distinction doesn’t hold up because there is undeniable  continuity in their philosophical views and the views of Plato d) Why is Plato dissociating from the Sophists? e) Plato’s work as a philosopher was to reconstruct the Greek society  and recreate something was much more stable f) Sophists were responsible for destroying traditional Greek society and 
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