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Plato's Gorgias

Plato

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 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 come to light.

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 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 come to light.
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Genres:

Philosophy

Description:

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 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 come to light.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Albert A. Anderson

Length:

3h 1m


Chapters

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00:15

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:32


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:47


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

02:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:25


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:54


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:13


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:18


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:48


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:52


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:17


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:41


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

01:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:03


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:25


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:01


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

02:03


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:35


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

02:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:14


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:32


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:14


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:27


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

02:36


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

02:17


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

00:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

00:23


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

01:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:31


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

02:34


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:16


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:14


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:20


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

02:34


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

02:04


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

02:32


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:22


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

02:34


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:35


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

02:16


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:28


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

02:04


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

01:38


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:30


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:25


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:16


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:23


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:22


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

02:04


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

02:03


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

02:04


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

02:21


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

02:33


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:32


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:28


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

01:59


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:15


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

00:23


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

00:35


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:00


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

02:25


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:08


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:44


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:33


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

01:58


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

01:36


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:12


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:26


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:09


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:19


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

02:54


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

02:27


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:03


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:38


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

02:35


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

01:24