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Opening the Gorgias’ Mouth

Plato’s dialogue, The Gorgias, begins when Socrates arrives, with his friend Chaerophon, at the home of Callicles, the host of the dialogue. Callicles welcomes him with these words:

The wise man, as the proverb says, is late for a fray, but not for a feast.

If you have read the recent posts by Peter VdB and myself, here is a question for you:

  • Is Callicles normative or analytical?

What do you think?

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