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Plato's Greater Hippias

Plato

Hippias of Elis travels throughout the Greek world practicing and teaching the art of making beautiful speeches. On a rare visit to Athens, he meets Socrates, who questions him about the nature of his art. Socrates is especially curious about how Hippias would define beauty. They agree that beauty makes all beautiful things beautiful, but when Socrates presses him to say precisely what he means, Hippias is unable to deliver such a definition. The more Socrates probes, the more absurd the responses from Hippias become. This is one of Plato's best comedies and one of his finest efforts at posing the philosophical problem of the difference between particular things and universal qualities. © Agora Publications

Hippias of Elis travels throughout the Greek world practicing and teaching the art of making beautiful speeches. On a rare visit to Athens, he meets Socrates, who questions him about the nature of his art. Socrates is especially curious about how Hippias would define beauty. They agree that beauty makes all beautiful things beautiful, but when Socrates presses him to say precisely what he means, Hippias is unable to deliver such a definition. The more Socrates probes, the more absurd the responses from Hippias become. This is one of Plato's best comedies and one of his finest efforts at posing the philosophical problem of the difference between particular things and universal qualities. © Agora Publications
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Hippias of Elis travels throughout the Greek world practicing and teaching the art of making beautiful speeches. On a rare visit to Athens, he meets Socrates, who questions him about the nature of his art. Socrates is especially curious about how Hippias would define beauty. They agree that beauty makes all beautiful things beautiful, but when Socrates presses him to say precisely what he means, Hippias is unable to deliver such a definition. The more Socrates probes, the more absurd the responses from Hippias become. This is one of Plato's best comedies and one of his finest efforts at posing the philosophical problem of the difference between particular things and universal qualities. © Agora Publications

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ray Childs

Length:

1h 9m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:20


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:38


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:56


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:29


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:08


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

02:49


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:58


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:47


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:20


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:58


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:26


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:30


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:48


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:55


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:01


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:51


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:29


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

02:58


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

00:20