Humanities Lecture 3.13

Humanities Lecture 3.13 - Humanities Lecture: 3.13 Plat's...

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Humanities Lecture: 3.13 Plat’s Gorgias: Teaching Right and Wrong I. Gorgias’s Admission A. Gorgias’s Shame 1. The audience he feels shamed in from of are potential customers because he  came to town for that single reason B. Socrates’ Shamelessness 1. Socrates doesn’t worry about being ashamed and values people who are  shameless 2. Socrates follows his own recommendation because he doesn’t care what other  people think about his opinions 3. Socrates only cares about serving his mistress, Philosophy C. Shame and Epistemology 1. Gorgias’s and his Audience a) Plato places Gorgias in front of this unique audience b) It places a limitation on what Gorgias has to say c) Gorgias is reluctant to express views that are improbable 2. Socrates and Logic a) For Socrates, propriety is more important D. Knowledge and Opinion 1. Socrates is nothing but that truth, over Gorgias who is concerned for public 
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