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What would Socrates do? : self-examination, civic engagement, and the politics of philosophy

Author: Joel Alden Schlosser
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
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"Socrates continues to be an extremely influential force to this day; his work is featured prominently in the work of contemporary thinkers ranging from Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss, to Michel Foucault and Jacques Rancière. Intervening in this discussion, What Would Socrates Do? reconstructs Socrates' philosophy in ancient Athens to show its promise of empowering citizens and non-citizens alike. By drawing them  Read more...
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Named Person: Socrates.; Socrates.; Socrates
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joel Alden Schlosser
ISBN: 9781107067424 1107067421 9781107672260 1107672260
OCLC Number: 874733126
Description: xiv, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction: Socrates in democratic times --
2. Beyond 'Socratic citizenship': transforming accountability --
3. Socrates in drag: love beyond the polis --
4. Fearless speech in democracy: radicalizing frank speaking --
5. Midwifing Athens: Socratic associations --
6. Socrates' atopia revisited --
7. Conclusion: what would Socrates do?
Responsibility: Joel Alden Schlosser, [Julian Steward Chair in the Social Sciences, Deep Springs College].
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This book challenges popular modern views of Socrates by examining the political significance of his activity in ancient Athens.  Read more...

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'Drawing on Plato, Aristophanes, and Xenophon, What Would Socrates Do? reconstructs Socrates' philosophy alongside and against Athens's late fifth-century political culture. Sensitive to text and Read more...

 
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