From the Publisher
The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy, one of the most groundbreaking works of twentieth-century Platonic studies, is now back in print for a new generation of students and scholars to discover. In this volume, distinguished classicist Seth Benardete interprets and pairs two important Platonic dialogues, the Gorgias and the Phaedrus,...
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The distinguished classicist Seth Benardete here interprets and, for the first time, pairs two important Platonic dialogues, the Gorgias and the Phaedrus. In linking these dialogues, he places Socrates' notions of rhetoric in a new light and illuminates the way in which Plato gives morality and eros a place in the human soul.