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Reading Questions #3 Plato's      Gorgias      466-481b     1. Socrates and Polus have different understandings of power. What is Socrates’  account of power? 2. According to Socrates, why don't orators have power? (466) 3. What distinction is made at 467c-d? 4. Explain the argument at 468. 5. What is the greatest of all evils, according to Socrates?  (469b) 6. What kind of power does Socrates describe at 469e?  7. Why does Polus disapprove of such power? 8. What is Socrates’s philosophy of human happiness?  (470e-471a)   9. How does Polus try to refute Socrates's philosophy of happiness?  (471) 10. Explain the difference between Socrates's and Polus's view of the relationship  between wrongdoing and happiness. (472)
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Unformatted text preview: 11. Explain the steps in Socrates’s argument and the way he uses the categories beautiful and ugly to argue that it is worse to do injustice than to suffer it. (474) 12. Explain the steps in Socrates' argument and the way he reasons to the conclusions that it is better for the wrongdoer to be punished than to go unpunished. 13. What is the sense of ‘better’ here? (476) 14. Explain Socrates’s analogy between being sick and being unjust. (478ff) 15. From 480c – 481b, Socrates describes proper and improper ways to use oratory. Explain. 16. Who reenters the dialogue at this point? (481c)...
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