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Philosophy as agôn : a study of Plato's Gorgias and related texts

Author: Robert D Metcalf
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2018. ©2018
Series: Rereading ancient philosophy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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N Philosophy as Agôn: A Study of Plato's Gorgias and Related Texts, Robert Metcalf offers a fresh interpretation of Plato's dialogues as dramatic texts whose philosophy is not so much a matter of doctrine as it is a dynamic, nondogmatic, and open-ended practice of engaging others in agonistic dialogue.0Metcalf challenges prevailing interpretations according to which the agôn (contest or struggle) between the  Read more...
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Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Metcalf
ISBN: 9780810137974 0810137976 9780810137981 0810137984
OCLC Number: 1037884838
Description: ix, 223 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
The practice and problematization of philosophy as agon : Plato's Apology and Theaetetus --
Elenchos as agon : Socrates, Gorgias, and Polus --
Contesting the demos : Socrates and Callicles --
Seeing the agon through a mythos.
Series Title: Rereading ancient philosophy.
Responsibility: Robert Metcalf.

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