study ethics - 1 447a-461b (pp. 1-20) 1. Is oratory...

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447a-461b (pp. 1-20) 1. Is oratory speech-based or action-based? Speech based 2. What kind of speech is oratory concerned with? The greatest of human concerns 3. According to the popular bar song mentioned by Socrates, what are the three greatest human concerns?good health, good lookingness and being honestly rich 4. Summing up Gorgias, what does Socrates say is the long & short of oratory? Persuasion 5. What kind of persuasion is oratory concerned with? Law courts large gatherings, just and unjust 6. What are the two types of persuasion and how do they differ? Which is accomplished by oratory? Learning and convincing – learning has knowledge convincing doesnt….oratory is convincing (conviction persuasion and teaching persusasion 7. What anecdotal evidence does Gorgias give around 456 that oratory "encompasses and subordinates to itself just about everything that can be accomplished"? Convincing sick people to take medicine when a doctor couldn’t. 8. What is Gorgias' boxer analogy meant to show? Why does he bring it up? Oratory is a competitive skill that should be used in the right time and place. You shouldn’t just go around persuading everyone to do anything. He doesn’t want to rob doctors of their skill but use oratory in the right context: namely the forum 9. When Socrates detects an inconsistency in Gorgias' answers, he makes sure that Gorgias is the same kind of person he is--what kind of person is that? A man concerned with learning and knowledge, not wining In his explanation of that kind of person, what does Socrates indicate the greatest evil is? Incorrect convinction or belief. 10. Do orators need to have knowledge of justice and injustice? Yes 11. What is the inconsistency that Socrates sees creeping up in Gorgias' answers? (460e- 461c) How could an orator but unjust if he’s considered with justice? He couldn’t go out and do crazy things. 461b-481b
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