Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates

Paperback | April 30, 1999

EditorHugh H. Benson

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The last two decades have witnessed a virtual explosion of research in Socratic philosophy. This volume collects essays that represent the range and diversity of that vast literature, including historical and philosophical essays devoted to a single Platonic dialogue, as well as essays devotedto the Socratic method, Socratic epistemology, and Socratic ethics. With lists of suggested further readings, an extensive bibliography on recent Socratic research, and an index locorum, this unique and much-needed anthology makes the study of Socratic philosophy accessible to both scholars andnon-specialists.

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This anthology offers essays representing the range and diversity of that vast literature, including historical and philosophical essays, essays devoted to a single Platonic dialogue, and recent articles devoted to the Socratic method, Socratic epistemology, and Socratic ethics.

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The last two decades have witnessed a virtual explosion of research in Socratic philosophy. This volume collects essays that represent the range and diversity of that vast literature, including historical and philosophical essays devoted to a single Platonic dialogue, as well as essays devotedto the Socratic method, Socratic epistemolo...

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This anthology offers essays representing the range and diversity of that vast literature, including historical and philosophical essays, essays devoted to a single Platonic dialogue, and recent articles devoted to the Socratic method, Socratic epistemology, and Socratic ethics.

Hugh H. Benson is at University of Oklahoma, Norman.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.14 × 1.1 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith: The Formal Charges Against Socrates3. Did Plato Write Socratic Dialogues? Charles H. Kahn4. Myles F. Burnyeat: Socratic Midwifery, Platonic Inspiration5. Gregory Vlastos: Socratic Irony6. Paul Woodruff: Plato's Early Theory of Knowledge7. John Beversluis: Does Socrates Commit the Socratic Fallacy?8. Hugh H. Benson: Misunderstanding the 'What is F-ness?' Question9. Gregory Vlastos: Elenchus and Mathematics: A Turning Point in Plato's Philosophical Development10. The Unity of VirtueTerry Penner: 11. Socrates' Use of the Techne-AnalogyDavid L. Roochnik: 12. Socrates the EpicureanTerence H. Irwin: 13. Socratic Piety in the EuthyphoMark L. McPherran: 14. Ho Agathos as Ho Dunatos in the Hippias MinorRoslyn Weiss: 15. Socrates on Desire for the Good and the Involuntariness of Wrongdoing: Gorgias 466a-468eKevin McTighe: 16. Meno's Paradox and Socrates as a TeacherAlexander Nehamas: Bibliography

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This anthology offers essays representing the range and diversity of that vast literature, including historical and philosophical essays, essays devoted to a single Platonic dialogue, and recent articles devoted to the Socratic method, Socratic epistemology, and Socratic ethics.

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"A fine collection of recent material on the philosophy of Socrates by the leading scholars in that field. Benson's introductory essay is fair and even-handed, and the bibliography is current and useful."--Bud Jenks, Williamette University