This reading of Plato’s Gorgias was interesting and you could spot connections with Plato’s ideas and Aristotle’s ideas. On page 31 Socrates says there is a kind of condition in the mind that makes a person believe they are ok when really they are not ok at all. That sounds a lot like the idea of happiness Aristotle presents. Aristotle brings up an idea that a person may seem happy and to himself be happy, but he is not really happy.

I also really like a point about rhetoricians that Socrates brings up in dialogue. In his discussion of rhetoric and its important, Socrates asserts that rhetoricians are the last powerful in society. He compares the rhetoricians to dictators and says that rhetoricians do not do things that they want to do, but rather do things that they think are best for them, like dictators do. Socrates goes further to make his point y comparing this example to an unintelligent person, saying that just because that unintelligent person chooses to do what he thinks is best for him does not necessarily mean that that thing he is doing is actually the best use of his power and what is best for him.

Threw was a clear connection to Aristotle’s friendship of utility. On page 37 Socrates comes to the conclusion that if someone does a thing for the sake of another thing, he does not want what he is actually doing, but what he is doing is a mean towards something else. This coincides with Aristotle’s friendship of utility because the friendship that you are participating in is for another reason other than the friendship itself.

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