The Logos of Ethics in Gorgias' Palamedes, On Nature, and Helen

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This chapter focuses on Gorgias' suriviving works: esp. Palamedes, but also On Nature, Helen, and the Funeral Oration. While I'm at pains to bring out the diversity of interpretive traditions currently co-existing, I aim to offer a substantially new reading of what these works offer our reflection on the nature of ethical truth. 
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarly Greek Ethics
EditorsDavid Wolfsdorf
PublisherOxford University Press
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780198758679
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 1 Oct 2020

Structured keywords

  • Institute of Greece, Rome, and the Classical Tradition


  • Gorgias
  • Sophists
  • sophistry
  • sophistics
  • truth
  • truth theory
  • alethurgy
  • archaic Greece
  • philosophy
  • ethics
  • metaethics
  • rhetoric
  • oratory
  • continental philosophy


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