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Playful Philosophy and Serious Sophistry : a Reading of Plato's ""Euthydemus""

Author: Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2014.
Series: Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte.
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This book provides an interpretation of Plato's Euthydemus as a unified piece of literature, taking into account both its dramatic and its philosophical aspects. It sheds new light on some old questions, including the relation between knowledge, virtue and happiness. Further, it pays due attention to the arguments of the sophists that are often neglected, focusing on the similarities between Socrates and his eristic  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi
ISBN: 9783110365870 3110365871
OCLC Number: 890071070
Description: 1 online resource (213 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Preface --
Contents --
Introduction --
1 Playful Philosophy: The Protreptic Scenes --
2 Serious Sophistry: The Eristic Scenes --
3 Conflating Philosophy and Sophistry: The Framing Scenes --
4 Reversals: Laughter, Play, and Seriousness --
Conclusion: Overall Interpretation --
Appendix: The Structure of the Euthydemus --
Works Cited --
Index of Proper Names --
Greek Works Cited --
General Index.
Series Title: Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte.
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