Plato"s concept of dialogue in Gorgias and Phaedrus
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Published by Academica in Pretoria .
Written in English


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Bibliography: p. 77-80.

StatementEna Myburgh Jansen.
SeriesSocietas -- 19, Societas (Pretoria, South Africa) -- 19
LC ClassificationsPA4321 R43 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination80 p.
Number of Pages80
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18764871M
ISBN 10086874

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The two Dialogues together contain the whole philosophy of Plato on the nature of love, which in the Republic and in the later writings of Plato is only introduced playfully or as a figure of speech. But in the Phaedrus and Symposium love and philosophy join hands, and one is an aspect of the other.   The Phaedrus (/ ˈ f iː d r ə s /; Greek: Φαῖδρος, translit. Phaidros), written by Plato, is a dialogue between Plato's protagonist, Socrates, and Phaedrus, an interlocutor in several Phaedrus was presumably composed around BCE, about the same time as Plato's Republic and Symposium. Although ostensibly about the topic of love, the discussion in the dialogue . GORGIAS: Because, Socrates, the knowledge of the other arts has only to do with some sort of external action, as of the hand; but there is no such action of the hand . The Gorgias presents an intransigent argument that justice is superior to injustice: To the extent that suffering an injustice is preferable to committing an unjust act. The dialogue contains some of Plato's most significant and famous discussions of major political themes, and focuses dramatically and with unrivaled intensity on Socrates as a.