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I ask whether Gorgias indulges in rhetorical flourishes in which form takes precedence over content, and whether the presuppositions of the Helen and Palamedes are inconsistent with one another. More generally, are the presuppositions and inconsistencies of Gorgias shared with other early Greek philosophers.


A. W. H. Adkins presented "Form and Content in Gorgias' Helen and Palamedes" at the meeting of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy with the American Philological Association in Atlanta in 1977. A later version was published in J. P. Anton & A. Preus, eds. 1983. Essays in Ancient Greek Philosophy vol. 2, SUNY Press. pp. 107-108.

Wikipedia, "Arthur William Hope Adkins", in German.