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Plato's philosophers : the coherence of the dialogues

Author: Catherine H Zuckert
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2012, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback edView all editions and formats
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Faced with the task of discerning Plato's true ideas from the contradictory voices he used to express them, scholars have never made sense of the many incompatibilities within and between the dialogues. Zuckert explains how these prose dramas cohere to reveal a Platonic understanding of philosophy.
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Named Person: Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Catherine H Zuckert
ISBN: 9780226007748 022600774X 9780226993386 0226993388 9780226993355 0226993353
OCLC Number: 806198434
Description: viii, 888 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The political and philosophical problems --
Using pre0Socratic philosophy to support political reform --
Plato's Parmenides --Becoming Socrates --
Socrates interrogates his contemporaries about the noble and good --
Two paradigms of philosophy --
Socrates positive teaching --
Timaeus Critias --Socratic practice --The trial and death of Socrates --
The limits of human intelligence --
The Eleatic challenge --
The trial and death of Socrates --Why Plato made Socrates his hero. Introduction: Platonic dramatology --
The political and philosophical problems. Using pre-Socratic philosophy to support political reform: the Athenian stranger ; Plato's Parmenides: Parmenides' critique of Socrates and Plato's critique of Parmenides ; Becoming Socrates ; Socrates interrogates his contemporaries about the noble and good --
Two paradigms of philosophy. Socrates' positive teaching ; Timaeus-Critias: completing or challenging Socratic political philosophy? ; Socratic practice --
The trial and death of Socrates. The limits of human intelligence ; The Eleatic challenge ; The trial and death of Socrates --
Conclusion: Why Plato made Socrates his hero.
Responsibility: Catherine H. Zuckert.

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