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Platon. Sämtliche Werke Bd. 1: Apologie des Sokrates, Kriton, Ion, Hippias II, Theages, Alkibiades I, Laches, Charmides, Euthyphron, Protagoras, Gorgias, Menon, Hippias I, Euthydemos, Menexenos. Übers. v. Friedrich Schleiermacher. by Plato
Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0140440941, Paperback)
Taking the form of a dialogue between Socrates, Gorgias, Polus and Callicles, GORGIAS debates perennial questions about the nature of government and those who aspire to public office.
Are high moral standards essential or should we give our preference to the pragmatist who gets things done or negotiates successfully? Should individuals be motivated by a desire for personal power and prestige, or genuine concern for the moral betterment of the citizens?
These questions go to the heart of Athenian democratic principles and are more relevant than ever in today's political climate.
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The Gorgias is a vivid introduction to central problems of moral and political philosophy. In answer to an eloquent attack on morality as conspiration of the weak against the strong, Plato develops his own doctrine, insisting that the benefits of being moral always outweigh any benefits to bewon from immorality. He applies his views to such questions as the errors of democracy, the role of the political expert in society, and the justification of punishment.In the notes to this translation, Professor Irwin discusses the historical and social context of the dialogue, expounds and criticizes the arguments, and tries above all to suggest the questions a modern reader ought to raise about Plato's doctrines.
An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.
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