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Name: George Kimball PlochmannPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionHe is emeritus professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and adjunct professor of medical humanities in the School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University, Springfield.
Biographical and Professional InformationGeorge Kimball Plochmann is an author and classics expert. He is emeritus professor of philosophy at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, and adjunct professor of medical humanities in the School of Medicine at Southern Illinois University, Springfield.
- A Friendly Companion to Plato's Gorgias, Southern Illinois University Press, 1987
- Richard McKeon: A Study, University of Chicago Press, 1990
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A Friendly Companion to Plato's Gorgias
ISBN: 0809314045 Southern Illinois University Press. 1987
A comprehensive study of one of the most elusive and subtle” of all the Platonic dialogues.
The Gorgias begins with a discussion of the nature and value of rhetoric and develops into an impassioned argument for the primacy of absolute right (as expressed by conscience) in the regulation of both public and private life. Plochmann and Robinson closely analyze this great dialogue in the first two-thirds of their book, turning in the final four chapters to a broader discussion of its unity, sweep, and philosophic implications.
Richard McKeon: A Study
ISBN: 0226671097 University of Chicago Press. 1990
In the contemporary atmosphere of concern with the problems of relativism, cultural pluralism, and textuality, the time is ripe for rediscovery of the thought of Richard McKeon, one of the most important but neglected American philosophers of this century. This study by George Kimball Plochmann, a former student of McKeon's, is the first book-length treatment of the ideas of this legendary teacher, scholar, and diplomat who outlined a profound and creative vision for the reorganization of all knowledge and discourse.