Friday, July 08, 2005

Socrates, to Gorgias

"...when two people are arguing about something, one person tells the other that he [or she] is wrong or has expressed himself[/herself] obscurely, and then they get angry and each thinks that his own point of view is being maliciously misinterpreted by the other person... Sometimes the argument finally breaks up in an appalling state, with people hurling abuse and saying the kinds of things to each other which can only make the bystanders cross at themselves for having thought these people worth listening to."

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