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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]
Series: Rereading ancient philosophy.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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, non-dogmatic, and open-ended practice of engaging others  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert D Metcalf
ISBN: 9780810137998 0810137992
OCLC Number: 1055046242
Description: 1 online resource.
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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