Platos Socrates by Thomas C. Brickhouse

Platos Socrates

EditorThomas C. Brickhouse, Nicholas D. Smith

Paperback | November 1, 1994

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Socrates, as he is portrayed in Plato's early dialogues, remains one of the most controversial figures in the history of philosophy. This book concerns six of the most vexing and often discussed features of Plato's portrayal: Socrates' methodology, epistemology, psychology, ethics, politics,and religion. Brickhouse and Smith cast new light on Plato's early dialogues by providing novel analyses of many of the doctrines and practices for which Socrates is best known. Included are discussions of Socrates' moral method, his profession of ignorance, his denial of akrasia, as well as hisviews about the relationship between virtue and happiness, the authority of the State, and the epistemic status of his daimonion. By revealing the many interconnections among Socrates' views on a wide variety of topics, this book demonstrates both the richness and the remarkable coherence of thephilosophy of Plato's Socrates.

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Thomas C. Brickhouse is at Lynchburg College. Nicholas D. Smith is at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
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Title:Platos SocratesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 6.14 × 9.06 × 0.67 inPublished:November 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195101111

ISBN - 13:9780195101119

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"This is a challenging, provocative, and sometimes controversial book....the active reader will be forced to ponder old problems afresh and thereby take part in a rich area of current philosophical concern."--International Studies in Philosophy