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Plato's Gorgias by Plato

Plato's Gorgias

by Plato

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Unabridged Edition
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3 Hrs.
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Gorgias of Leontini, a famous teacher of rhetoric, has come to Athens to recruit students, promising to teach them how to become leaders in politics and business. A group has gathered at Callicles' house to hear Gorgias demonstrate the power of his art. This dialogue blends comic and serious discussion of the best human life, providing a penetrating examination of ethics. Is it better to suffer evil or to do evil? Is it better to do something wrong and avoid being caught, or to be caught and punished? Is pleasure the same as goodness? As the characters in the dialogue pursue these questions, the foundations of ethics and the nature of the good life are brought to light.

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Great work
Reviewer albertafox
 May 07, 2011
Great work by Agora Publications.
The dialogue will make you laugh and your head spin at the same time at the examination of Rhetoric and what it teaches.
You will listen to this multiple times to get the smallest details worked out.

Plagued by 32kbps quality, but acceptable.
Look for better quality if you can.
Update-Download quality is now 64kbps

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  • Published: 1998
  • LearnOutLoud.com Product ID: P016889
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