RQ 2.3 Plato

RQ 2.3 Plato - Name: Group #: Reading Questions: Plato...

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Name: Group #: Reading Questions: Plato Gorgias : This early dialogue is divided into three sections, each of which has Socrates dialectically engaged with a different interlocutor. The first (447-460) involves the famed Gorgias himself; the second (461-480) with his student Polus; and the third (481-527) with Callicles, who aspires to a prominent place in Athenian public life. Note overall Socrates’ apparent commitment to pursuing philosophical truth through dialogue as against others’ commitments to rhetoric and public life. 1. Note the references to the length and style of answers given: what does this suggest about Plato/Socrates’ view of the best form of communicative inquiry? 2. What does Gorgias say about his art ( techne )? What definition does he offer? What is the object, end ( telos ), and nature of the art, in his view? 3. What objections does Socrates seem to raise about the art of rhetoric? 4.
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This note was uploaded on 04/19/2011 for the course COMM 3300 taught by Professor Vogelaar,a during the Spring '08 term at Colorado.

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