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Ideas of Gorgias, by Text

[Greek, c.483 - 420 BCE, Born at Leontini, Sicily. Taught by Zeno of Elea. Visited Athens. A sophist, who boasted that he could defend any opinion. Died in Sicily.]

443BCE fragments/reports
p.260 Destroy seriousness with laughter, and laughter with seriousness
p.447 Gorgias says rhetoric is the best of arts, because it enslaves without using force [Plato]
B03 p.129 Not-Being obviously doesn't exist, and the five modes of Being are all impossible [Diog. Laertius]