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Name:  George Kimball Plochmann  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

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Illinois Connection

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.

Biographical and Professional Information

George 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.


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Titles At Your Library

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.


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