The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault / Edition 1

The Art of Living: Socratic Reflections from Plato to Foucault / Edition 1

by Alexander Nehamas
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520224906

ISBN-13: 9780520224902

Pub. Date: 03/01/2000

Publisher: University of California Press

"This is an amazingly broad-ranging book, full of original ideas and associations that make it both a pleasure and a challenge to read. . . . I found that many of Nehamas's ideas and arguments resonated in my mind for weeks after reading this book."-Shadi Bartsch, author of Ideology in Cold Blood

"Combining, as he does, philosophy, literature, and classical

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"This is an amazingly broad-ranging book, full of original ideas and associations that make it both a pleasure and a challenge to read. . . . I found that many of Nehamas's ideas and arguments resonated in my mind for weeks after reading this book."-Shadi Bartsch, author of Ideology in Cold Blood

"Combining, as he does, philosophy, literature, and classical studies, Nehamas has written an exceptionally fine book-creative, original, readable, stimulating, and extremely useful."-A.A. Long, University of California, Berkeley

"The Art of Living is elegantly and engagingly written: it is both scholarly and personal, lively and yet balanced. This is a brilliant and outstanding work."-Mark Griffith, coeditor of Cabinet of the Muses

Author Biography: Alexander Nehamas is Edmund N. Carpenter II Class of 1943 Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy and Comparative Literature at Princeton University. He is the coeditor, with David J. Furley, of Aristotle's Rhetoric: Philosophical Essays (1994) and the author, with Paul Woodruff, of a translation and commentary on Plato's Phaedrus (1995) and Symposium (1989). He is also the author of Nietzsche: Life as Literature (1985) and of Virtues of Authenticity: Essays on Plato and Socrates (1998).

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520224902
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Sather Classical Lectures Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
294
Sales rank:
886,997
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Introduction1
Part 1Silence
1.Platonic Irony: Author and Audience19
2.Socratic Irony: Character and Interlocutors46
3.Socratic Irony: Character and Author70
Part 2Voices
4.A Face for Socrates' Reason: Montaigne's "Of physiognomy"101
5.A Reason for Socrates' Face: Nietzsche on "The Problem of Socrates"128
6.A Fare for Socrates' Reason: Foucault on the Care of the Self157
Notes189
Bibliography257
Index271

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