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Mary Wolfgram PHIL 3500 002 Professor Brian Lisle 03 September 2015 Writing Assignment 1: Plato’s Gorgias The point Socrates makes, when he claims that "knowledge and belief are not the same” and that however, "both those who have learned and those who believe have been persuaded". Is that belief is something created by different perceptions of reality and knowledge is justified. In order for something to be legitimate one must have evidence or knowledge on the topic and not go by a system of beliefs. Socrates is trying to get Gorgias admit that persuasion comes in two forms one that creates belief without knowledge and the other knowledge. Socrates also points out and gets Gorgias to admit that an orator is merely just a persuader and doesn’t have any regards to what is just or unjust. The contradiction Gorgias makes, according to Socrates, when Gorgias states, “ I suppose that if he does not posses this knowledge, he can learn these things also from me”. Gorgias claims to Socrates that if one of his oratory students did not understand the
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