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Gorgias

J. C. B. Gosling and C. C. W. Taylor

in The Greeks On Pleasure

Published in print:
1982
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198246664
eISBN:
9780191681035
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198246664.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter analyzes the Gorgias, both because it is — of the dialogues where pleasure is discussed — most probably the nearest in date to the Protagoras, and because it appears to contain an ... More


Callicles' Hedonism

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

There has been no consensus as to what version of hedonist Callicles is. Suggested versions are that he is a prudential, indiscriminate, or sybaritic hedonist. I argue, against these interpretations, ... More


Callicles Refuted

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

It is of the highest importance to Plato to refute Callicles’ hedonist thesis, and for the purposes of such a refutation, he gives two arguments, which I call the argument from opposites (495e–497d) ... More


The Argument of The Gorgias

Terence Irwin

in Plato's Ethics

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195086454
eISBN:
9780199833306
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195086457.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The purpose of chapter 7 is to outline the role played by the Gorgias in the development of Plato’s ethical views. To start with, the characteristics and the peculiarities of rhetoric are evaluated. ... More


Socrates’ Housemate in the Hippias Major

A. G. Long

in Conversation and Self-Sufficiency in Plato

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695355
eISBN:
9780191752360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695355.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This chapter explores the first appearances of self-questioning in the Platonic corpus. It contrasts two dialogues where Socrates is shown to put questions to himself. In the response to Callicles in ... More


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