An introduction to the immortal Dialogues of Plato through a careful reading of four short Dialogues: EUTHYPHRO: Where Socrates explores piety with a lawyer prosecuting his own father, prior to Socrates' own trial; APOLOGY: Where Socrates justifies his actions and defends himself in his one day trial; CRITO: Where Crito offers to help Socrates escape from Athens after he is condemned to death;and GORGIAS: Where Socrates argues with the famous rhetorician and Sophist Gorgias and his pupil Polus that rhetoric produces belief without knowledge. Lecture (plus Questions), Facilitated Discussion
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Robert Paul Wolff
ROBERT PAUL WOLFF is Professor Emeritus of Philosophy and Afro-American Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. More information can be found in the Wikipedia entry on him.