The Partially Examined Life: Gorgias by Plato [AUDIO DRAMA]

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The Partially Examined LifeThe Partially Examined Life podcast is doing something different with their latest podcast, an amateur full cast production of Gorgias by Plato (sort of). Gorgias is a Socratic dialogue, basically a script in which characters discussing philosophy. It was probably written around 380 BC.

The subject of Gorgias is rhetoric, the art of persuasion, and is highly relevant to thinking about politic speech, advertizing, and personal charisma.

Socrates, the philosopher
Chaerephon, a friend of Socrates
Gorgias, the rhetorician
Polus, a student of Gorgias
Callicles, an older rhetorician


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