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Unpublished Paper
Teaching Plato's Gorgias: A Historic and Literary Approach to Ancient Moral Philosophy
(2013)
  • H Theixos, University of Miami
Abstract
Plato scholars amenable to historicist and literary approaches to the Platonic dialogues acknowledge that philosophical analysis of the discursive arguments are ideally accompanied by historical and dramaturgical expositions; this article focuses on the moral arguments in the Gorgias within these contexts. The author focuses on Socrates' claim that "To harm another is to harm oneself," as a claim about moral actions sharply differentiated from Athenian ethics of the period.
Keywords
  • Gorgias,
  • Moral Trauma,
  • Teaching Ethics,
  • Ancient Moral Philosophy
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
H Theixos. "Teaching Plato's Gorgias: A Historic and Literary Approach to Ancient Moral Philosophy" (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/h_theixos/3/