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Plato's Socrates

Author: Thomas C Brickhouse; Nicholas D Smith
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Socrates, as he is portrayed in Plato's early dialogues, remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of philosophy. Plato's Socrates covers six of the most vexing and often discussed features of Plato's portrayal: Socrates' methodology, epistemology, psychology, ethics, politics, and religion. Brickhouse and Smith cast new light on Plato's early dialogues by providing novel analyses of many of the  Read more...
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Named Person: Socrates.; Plato; Socrates.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas C Brickhouse; Nicholas D Smith
ISBN: 0195101111 9780195101119
OCLC Number: 36218679
Notes: "First published in 1994 by Oxford University Press"--Title page verso.
Description: xiv, 240 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Socratic Method --
1.1. Did Socrates have a method? --
1.2. Socrates' Elenctic mission --
1.3. Deriving the benefits of the Elenchos --
2. Socratic epistemology --
2.1. The paradox of Socrates' "Ignorance" --
2.2. Knowing how something is --
2.3. The epistemological priority of definition --
2.4. The procedural priority of definition --
2.5. Defining the virtues and being virtuous --
3. Socratic psychology --
3.1. What one really believes --
3.2. What everyone believes --
3.3. What we really hold in high regard --
3.4. What everyone desires --
3.5. The denial of Akrasia --
3.6. The self --
4. Socratic ethics --
4.1. Some problems in Socratic ethics --
4.2. Goods --
4.3. Virtue and sufficiency --
4.4. Relative and absolute good and evil, benefit and harm --
4.5. The case of Socrates --
5. Socratic politics --
5.1. "The true political craft" --
5.2. The Socratic doctrine of "persuade or obey" --
5.3. Socrates and political theory --
5.4. Socrates' personal associates and the trial --
6. Socratic religion --
6.1. Socratic piety --
6.2. Socratic theology. 6.3. Socrates and his Daimonion --
6.4. Other forms of divination --
6.5. Socrates on death and the afterlife.
Responsibility: Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith.
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