Early Socratic Dialogues

Early Socratic Dialogues

Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato's philosophy.

Author: Emlyn-Jones Chris

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141914077

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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Rich in drama and humour, they include the controversial Ion, a debate on poetic inspiration; Laches, in which Socrates seeks to define bravery; and Euthydemus, which considers the relationship between philosophy and politics. Together, these dialogues provide a definitive portrait of the real Socrates and raise issues still keenly debated by philosophers, forming an incisive overview of Plato's philosophy.
Categories: Philosophy

Dialogues of Plato

Dialogues of Plato

THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information • A chronology of the author’s life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book’s ...

Author: Plato

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439169483

Category: History

Page: 376

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The Dialogues of Plato, written between 427 and 347 B.C., rank among the most important and influential works in Western thought. Most famous are the first four, in which Plato casts his teacher Socrates as the central disputant in colloquies that brilliantly probe a vast spectrum of philosophical ideas and issues. Socrates' ancient words are still true, and the ideas found in Plato's Dialogues still form the foundation of a thinking person's education.
Categories: History

The Structure of Enquiry in Plato s Early Dialogues

The Structure of Enquiry in Plato s Early Dialogues

Introduction 1 The aim, and central thesis, of this study On a very common account of Plato's early dialogues – so common in the literature that it may be thought to go without saying and be beyond question – it is characteristic of ...

Author: Vasilis Politis

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316299388

Category: Philosophy

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This book proposes and defends a radically new account of Plato's method of argument and enquiry in his early dialogues. Vasilis Politis challenges the traditional account according to which these dialogues are basically about the demand for definitions, and questions the equally traditional view that what lies behind Plato's method of argument is a peculiar theory of knowledge. He argues that these dialogues are enquiries set in motion by dilemmas and aporiai, incorporating both a sceptical and an anti-sceptical dimension, and he contends that Plato introduces the demand for definitions, and the search for essences, precisely in order to avoid a sceptical conclusion and hold out the prospect that knowledge can be achieved. His argument will be of great value to all readers interested in Plato's dialogues and in methods of philosophical argument more generally.
Categories: Philosophy

Plato and the Socratic Dialogue

Plato and the Socratic Dialogue

I limit myself here to exploring the essential unity of Plato's thought , and the literary devices by which it is articulated , in the so - called early dialogues and in the great central works . I want to take this opportunity to ...

Author: Charles H. Kahn

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521433258

Category: Philosophy

Page: 453

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This book offers a new interpretation of Plato's early and middle dialogues as the expression of a unified philosophical vision. Whereas the traditional view sees the dialogues as marking successive stages in Plato's philosophical development, we may more legitimately read them as reflecting an artistic plan for the gradual, indirect and partial exposition of Platonic philosophy. The magnificent literary achievement of the dialogues can be fully appreciated only from the viewpoint of a unitarian reading of the philosophical content.
Categories: Philosophy

Plato s Dialogues

Plato s Dialogues

Cf. dialogical ; dramatic interpretation ; nondoctrinal Drama ( dialogues as ) , 7 , 11 , 12 , 25 , 26 , 47 , 57 , 62 , 65 ... Cf. chronology ; development ; early Socratic period , dialogues ; late period , dialogues ; periods Early ...

Author: Gerald Alan Press

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847678369

Category: History

Page: 277

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These essays by philosophers, philologists and historians exemplify both the pluralism and shared values of recent scholarship on Plato's dialogues and philosophy. They emphasise the interdependence of ideas, literary and dramatic elements, and the historical and cultural contexts.
Categories: History

Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover Educator

Alcibiades and the Socratic Lover Educator

Why should we make the assumption that an authentic Alcibiades should be like Plato's early Socratic dialogues? The stylometric measures are all against placing it among the early group. And whatever its date of composition, ...

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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472502629

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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In the Platonic work Alcibiades I, a divinely guided Socrates adopts the guise of a lover in order to divert Alcibiades from an unthinking political career. The contributors to this carefully focussed volume cover aspects of the background to the work; its arguments and the philosophical issues it raises; its relationship to other Platonic texts, and its subsequent history up to the time of the Neoplatonists. Despite its ancient prominence, the authorship of Alcibiades I is still unsettled; the essays and two appendices, one historical and one stylometric, come together to suggest answers to this tantalising question.
Categories: Philosophy

Dialogues of Plato

Dialogues of Plato

This edition includes: -A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information -A chronology of the author’s life and work -A timeline of significant events that provides the book’s historical context -An outline ...

Author: Plato

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451685633

Category: Philosophy

Page: 400

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ENDURING LITERATURE ILLUMINATED BY PRACTICAL SCHOLARSHIP In these influential dialogues—Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium—Plato employs the dialectic method to examine the trial and death of his mentor, Socrates, and address the eternal questions of human existence. THIS ENRICHED CLASSIC EDITION INCLUDES: • A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information • A chronology of the author’s life and work • A timeline of significant events that provides the book’s historical context • An outline of key themes and plot points to guide the reader’s own interpretations • Detailed explanatory notes • Critical analysis and modern perspectives on the work • Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction • A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader’s experience Simon & Schuster Enriched Classics offer readers affordable editions of great works of literature enhanced by helpful notes and insightful commentary. The scholarship provided in Enriched Classics enables readers to appreciate, understand, and enjoy the world’s finest books to their full potential.
Categories: Philosophy

Socrates and the Socratic Dialogue

Socrates and the Socratic Dialogue

This is corroborated—at least partially—e silentio by the earlySocratic” dialogues of Plato in which the conversation is almost exclusively centered around ethical notions—and not on natural causes. Even stronger disclaimers of any ...

Author: Alessandro Stavru

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004341227

Category: Philosophy

Page: 944

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Socrates and the Socratic Dialogue provides the most complete study of the immediate literary reaction to Socrates, by his contemporaries and the first-generation Socratics, and of the writings from Aristotle to Proclus addressing Socrates and the literary work he inspired.
Categories: Philosophy

Socratic Wisdom The Model of Knowledge in Plato s Early Dialogues

Socratic Wisdom   The Model of Knowledge in Plato s Early Dialogues

While the early Platonic dialogues have often been explored and appreciated for their ethical content, this is the first book devoted solely to the epistemology of Plato's early dialogues.

Author: Hugh H. Benson Professor of Philosophy University of Oklahoma

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199771243

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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While the early Platonic dialogues have often been explored and appreciated for their ethical content, this is the first book devoted solely to the epistemology of Plato's early dialogues. Author Hugh H. Benson argues that the characteristic features of these dialogues--Socrates' method of questions and answers (elenchos), his fascination with definition, his professions of ignorance, and his thesis that virtue is knowledge--are decidedly epistemological. In this thoughtful study, Benson uncovers the model of knowledge that underlies these distinctively Socratic views. What emerges is unfamiliar, yet closer to a contemporary conception of scientific understanding than ordinary knowledge.
Categories: Philosophy