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Under the Grip of A Calliclean Education

This essay is concerned with two texts by Plato: Gorgias and The Apology.  It was written as my first paper for the Philosophy and Education class with John Fantuzzo.  Through some strange coincidence or seredipity, I chose to put the wrestling image with the text, which also shaped the title.  Later I discovered that Fantuzzo was a former wrestler himself.  He appreciated the analogy and allusions. Read more