In Plato, Gorgias, Socrates makes the claim that, “isn’t it normal medical practice to allow a healthy person to satisfy his desires-by eating or drinking as much as he wants when he’s hungry or thirsty, for instance- but almost never to let a sick person have his fill of what he desire.” Originally, I found this passage confusing and I had to read the text numerous times and analyze it. However, after I reflected on the text, I comprehended what Socrates was claiming to Callicles.

In the passage, Socrates directly claims that when someone is sick and not healthy, you do not have anything to completely fill of what he desires, due to being sick. However, when someone is healthy and not sick, it is normal for someone to satisfy and fill all of their desires.

This passage in Plato, Gorgias, caught my attention because it included a long discussion between Socrates and Callicles and agreeing with each other about medical practice. “Isn’t it normal medical practice to allow a healthy person to satisfy his desires-by eating or drinking as much as he wants when he’s hungry or thirsty, for instance- but almost never to let a sick person have his fill of what he desire.” Overall, I see Socrates opinion based off of his claim, and the reasons why he would state this in the passage.

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