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Socrates and the irrational

Author: James S Hans
Publisher: Charlottesville : University of Virginia Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Socrates and the Irrational, James Hans argues that when Socrates speaks for himself, he reveals a far more complex portrait of the nature of human existence than the Platonic conception of him has conveyed. Exploring Socratic thought through four key dialogues Hans offers a larger vision of both Socrates and human potential that goes beyond the reductive placement of reason on the side of the good and unreason  Read more...
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Named Person: Socrates.; Plato.; Socrate.; Platon.; Plato.; Socrates.; Socrates.
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James S Hans
ISBN: 0813925533 9780813925530 9780813925530
OCLC Number: 64098455
Description: ix, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: Socratic divagation/divination --
The holy --
On the sign of Socrates --
Divine madness --
Banishing the poets --
Conclusion: the multiplicity of voices.
Responsibility: James S. Hans.
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Traditionally, Socrates has been linked to the view of reason as the most important element in human behavior, the means through which our irrational capacities are tamed. This work argues that when  Read more...

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