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33 Plato 2 - Platos Gorgias contd Isnt the victory of the...

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Platos’ Gorgias cont’d Isn’t the victory of the strong Nature’s laws? Contest (agon) as a disclosure of truth- this happens in all aspects of Greece (tragedy, Olympic games, Pelo. War and Thucydides) Gorgias- only took part for a little while, his thoughts on oratory was general, the best because it could be used in every profession. o Pursue what is good and just for the people. Socrates got him to agree that oratory must be pursued for moral ends. But Gorgias does not talk about ethics, only persuasion. Polus believes that goal free and specialty neutral. Should not have agreed that student should not have to know about right and wrong o Elenchus “scrutiny, questioning for the purpose of refutation”- o Beautician is pandering. Athletic trainer is real to keep you look good. o Art of justice is a craft. Oratory is the pandering –said by Socrates. o Polus breaks in to say but isn’t it the case that orators are highly-regarded and powerful. Soc says no because unless they know what they are talking about the
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This note was uploaded on 05/31/2011 for the course CLAS 121 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '07 term at UNC.

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