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—a friend of Socrates
—a man in search of truth
—a man who is full of himself
Background to “Lesser Hippias”
Hippias is a professional lecturer who is extremely interested in argument for argument's sake.
Socrates believes that the ability to be virtuous is akin to the knowledge of a craft.
Socratic paradox: “No one does wrong deliberately.”
Hippias is a sophist.
“...for since the day when I first entered the lists at Olympia, I have never found any man who was my superior at anything.”
Achilles vrs Odysseus (8-100)
Hippias shows at best a limited understanding of Homer and at worst a misreading of the texts.
Socrates knows Achilles and Odysseus are not the same, but he finds fault with Hippias's reading of the texts.
Socrates on Homer (101-125)
Socrates shows his knowledge of Homer by quoting a number of different passages.
Socrates broadens the argument to talk about right and wrong.
Intentional & Unintentional Misdeeds (126-234)
It is not clear whether Socrates believes his conclusion, but he does believe much of what goes into the conclusion.
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