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RQ04-Gorgias3 - ReadingQuestions#4 Platos Gorgias ,481506 1.

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Reading Questions #4 Plato’s      Gorgias     , 481-506     1. What is Callicles' reaction to Socrates' argument?  (481)     Asks him if he is joking, and if not everything they know will be turned upside down,  and everything we do evidently be the opposite of what we should do. 2. What is Socrates' answer to Callicles' reaction?  Who is the “beloved” of Socrates’       speech? (482) What does Socrates say Callicles must demonstrate? He understands that he cannot go against a beloved. Alcibiades son of Cleinias. He must  show what is unjust and refute her. 3. Callicles delivers a long, feisty speech (482d-486d). Accordling to Callicles, what was       the failure of both Gorgias and Polus?  That they agreed with Socrates suffering injustice is better than delivering injustice. 4. Callicles draws a distinction between what’s just by convention and what’s just by       nature.  (483)  Explain. What is Callicles' understanding what is just by nature?  (484b)   What is Callicles view of the role of studying philosophy?  (484c ff) If aperson makes a statement in terms of law you question him in terms of nature and vice  versa. His understanding of nature is there are powerful an weak people, and the weak are 
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course PHIL 203 taught by Professor Errinclark during the Fall '11 term at MO St. Louis.

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