Probing Democracy: Gorgias, Public Rhetoric and the Electrate Polus

Despite a frustrating lack of any palpable challenge to Socrates' naive, limited essentialism, Plato's GorgiasĀ is of undeniable interest to any rhetorician even beyond the explicit discussion of oratory and sophistry contained in its opening discussion. The dialogue is well known in composition and rhetoric for its inaugural debate in which Socrates utilizes his famed method … Continue reading Probing Democracy: Gorgias, Public Rhetoric and the Electrate Polus