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The art of living : Socratic reflections from Plato to Foucault

Author: Alexander Nehamas
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998.
Series: Sather classical lectures, v. 61.
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In modern times, philosophy has been a theoretical discipline rather than a practice or mode of life. In antiquity, however, Greek and Roman philosophers of all stripes turned to Socrates as the model of what a truly philosophical life should be. The idea of a philosophical life, and of philosophy as the art of living, though it is now in neglect among professional philosophers, has survived in the works of such  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Nehamas, Alexander, 1946-
Art of living.
Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1998
(DLC) 97025834
(OCoLC)37132573
Named Person: Socrates.; Socrates; Socrate.
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Alexander Nehamas
ISBN: 9780520925519 0520925513 0585329818 9780585329819
OCLC Number: 45843317
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 283 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Silence --
Platonic irony: author and audience --
Socratic irony: character and interlocutors --
Socratic irony: character and author --
Voices --
A face for Socrates' reason: Montaigne's "Of physiognomy" --
A reason for Socrates' face: Nietzsche on "The problem of Socrates" --
A fare for Socrates' reason: Foucault on The care of the self.
Series Title: Sather classical lectures, v. 61.
Responsibility: Alexander Nehamas.

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For much of its history, philosophy was not merely a theoretical discipline but a way of life, an 'art of living'. This title provides an incisive reevaluation of Socrates' place in the Western  Read more...

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"[A] beautifully lucid account of philosophy as the art of constructing a unified self."--Melissa Lane, "Classical Review

 
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