Hippias Minor

Plato Benjamin Jowett

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Hippias Minor By Plato Benjamin Jowett Hippias Minor Hippias Minor or On Lying is thought to be one of Plato s early works Socrates matches wits with an arrogant polymath who is also a smug literary critic Hippias believes that Homer can be taken at f

  • Title: Hippias Minor
  • Author: Plato Benjamin Jowett
  • ISBN: 9781515146117
  • Page: 291
  • Format: Paperback
  • Hippias Minor By Plato Benjamin Jowett Hippias Minor, or On Lying, is thought to be one of Plato s early works Socrates matches wits with an arrogant polymath who is also a smug literary critic Hippias believes that Homer can be taken at face value, and that Achilles may be believed when he says he hates liars, whereas Odysseus resourceful behavior stems from his ability to lie well 365b Socrates argues tHippias Minor, or On Lying, is thought to be one of Plato s early works Socrates matches wits with an arrogant polymath who is also a smug literary critic Hippias believes that Homer can be taken at face value, and that Achilles may be believed when he says he hates liars, whereas Odysseus resourceful behavior stems from his ability to lie well 365b Socrates argues that Achilles is a cunning liar who throws people off the scent of his own deceptions, and that cunning liars are actually the best liars Consequently, Odysseus was equally false and true and so was Achilles 369b Socrates proposes, possibly for the sheer dialectical fun of it, that it is better to do evil voluntarily than involuntarily His case rests largely on the analogy with athletic skills, such as running and wrestling He says that a runner or wrestler who deliberately sandbags is better than the one who plods along because he can do no better.
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    1. i! on said:

      Another very short dialogue which concludes in aporia I m still left wondering exactly why I m supposed to think someone who s using an oar wrong on purpose, and hence is a tit, is better or worse than someone who is using it wrong and is simply ignorant they re both still using it wrong maybe this is just my inner consequentialist striking out Apparently Socrates and Hippias didn t seem to know either If you really wanted to define and draw out worth the way that Plato via Socrates and Hippias [...]

    2. Duffy Pratt on said:

      Socrates questions Hippias about whether its better for someone to be bad voluntarily, or to be bad involuntarily Hippias takes the conventional view that intentional wrongdoing is worse than unintentional wrongdoing Socrates argues against this position.This is a pretty bad dialogue The writing is much weaker than in other dialogues, and the arguments contain obvious equivocations and thus its easy to poke holes in them Of course, Hippias doesn t do that I think the way to appreciate this dialo [...]

    3. Alex Robertson on said:

      I really love the parts where Socrates explains why he does what he does Sorta touching.

    4. Nuska on said:

      Este di logo, nuevamente protagonizado y narrado por S crates, empieza con el final de una charla de Hipias acerca de Aquiles y Odiseo, los personajes de Homero Hipias considera a Aquiles mejor porque es inteligente pero ingenuo y a Odiseo m s astuto S crates lo interroga acerca de esto pregunt ndole qui n obra mejor los ingenuos que hacen mal involuntariamente o los inteligentes que mienten o hacen mal de manera voluntaria Concluyendo en casi todas las artes y saberes que los inteligentes que h [...]

    5. Colum on said:

      If I can remember it all right, Socrates is probing Hippias with his usual surgical questioning One other person is present, Hippias s dad or relative or something Hippias had recently given an oration about Homer s Odyssey, and Socrates was questioning him about some of the conclusions he d reached In one way or another this lead on to Socrates proposing to Hippias that people that are dishonest etc deliberately are better than those that do so unintentionally something to this effect Hippias d [...]

    6. Sidharth Vardhan on said:

      Socrates seems to be interested in frustrating his sophist friend, rather then trying to make a point He himself is not sure that he liked the conclusion he has made The argument itself is a bit ambiguous, Socrates seems to be using the word good in two senses in sense of righteousness and in sense of being good at doing something shifting from one meaning to another meaning to reach conclusions that are contrary to any sense.

    7. Marts(Thinker) on said:

      A Socratic dialogue discussing forms of evil Here Socrates questions Hippias extensively on his views of determining the ultimate wrong or right in situations

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