Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays

Paperback | November 13, 2008

EditorLindsay Judson, Vassilis Karasmanis

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Lindsay Judson and Vassilis Karasmanis present a selection of philosophical papers by an outstanding international team of scholars, assessing the legacy and continuing relevance of Socrates' thought 2,400 years after his death. Socrates' life, philosophical activity, and death not only had aformative effect on his follower Plato, and thus indirectly on almost the whole course of Greek philosophy, but also represented a moral and philosophical ideal which has been the inspiration, or the despair, of many philosophers and other thinkers down to the present day. The topics of the papers include Socratic method as portrayed by Plato and by Xenophon; the notion of definition; Socrates' intellectualist conception of ethics; famous arguments in the Euthyphro and Crito, and a not-so famous argument in the Hippias Major; and aspects of the later portrayal andreception of Socrates as a philosophical and ethical exemplar - by Plato, the Sceptics, and in the early Christian era. The collection demonstrates the vitality as well as the diversity of Socratic studies, and will interest many ancient philosophers, historians of philosophy, andclassicists.

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Lindsay Judson and Vassilis Karasmanis present a selection of philosophical papers by an outstanding international team of scholars, assessing the legacy and continuing relevance of Socrates' thought 2,400 years after his death. Socrates' life, philosophical activity, and death not only had aformative effect on his follower Plato, and ...

Lindsay Judson is University Lecturer in Philosophy and Tutorial Fellow of Christ Church College, at the University of Oxford Vassilis Karasmanis is Professor of Philosophy at the National Technical University of Athens
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.51 inPublished:November 13, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199558124

ISBN - 13:9780199558124

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Carlo Natali: Socrates's dialectic in Xenophon's Memorabilia2. Gerhard Seel: Socratic intellectualism in Xenophon and Plato3. Charles Kahn: Socrates and hedonism4. Terence Irwin: Socrates and Euthyphro: the argument and its revival5. Lesley Brown: Did Socrates agree to obey the law of Athens?6. Vasilis Politis: Aporia and searching in the early Plato7. David Charles: Types of definition in the Meno8. Vassilis Karasmanis: Definition in Plato's Meno9. Dory Scaltsas: Sharing a property10. Christopher Taylor: Socrates the Sophist11. John Cooper: Arcesilaus: Socratic and Sceptic12. Michael Frede: The early Christian reception of Socrates

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`Review from previous edition The contributors are some of the finest scholars in the field...the papers are intellectually stimulating and handsomely repay the reader's careful attention. 'Roslyn Weiss, Mind