The Genealogy of Morals

#132- Plato’s Greater and Lesser Hippias Part 2

What is a lie? What does it take to be a good liar?

This week, Scott and Karl finish their discussion of one of Plato’s earlier Socratic dialogues, Greater Hippias and Lesser Hippias.

These two dialogues make you ask all the questions to figure out what is fine, what makes a good person, and whether the liar is better than the non-liar. Karl says, “The problem that this dialogue is pointing out is that there’s something wrong with looking at goodness as simply power or capability.”

By the end of the show, Karl attests that if you haven’t read your Plato, you might not be a critical thinker. Tune in and join the conversation at onlinegreatbooks.com.

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