Cross-Examining Socrates: A Defense of the Interlocutors in Plato's Early Dialogues

Cross-Examining Socrates: A Defense of the Interlocutors in Plato's Early Dialogues

by John Beversluis
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521607590

ISBN-13: 9780521607599

Pub. Date: 05/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is a rereading of the early dialogues of Plato from the point of view of the people with whom Socrates engages in debate. Existing studies are thoroughly dismissive of the interlocutors and reduce them to the status of mere mouthpieces for views that are hopelessly confused or demonstrably false. This book takes interlocutors seriously and treats them as

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This book is a rereading of the early dialogues of Plato from the point of view of the people with whom Socrates engages in debate. Existing studies are thoroughly dismissive of the interlocutors and reduce them to the status of mere mouthpieces for views that are hopelessly confused or demonstrably false. This book takes interlocutors seriously and treats them as genuine intellectual opponents whose views are often more defensible than commentators have generally thought.

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ISBN-13:
9780521607599
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.94(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Socratic interlocutor; 2. Elenchus and sincere assent; 3. Crito; 4. Ion; 5. Hippias; 6. Laches and Nicias; 7. Charmides and Critias; 8. Euthyphro; 9. Cephalus; 10. Polemarchus; 11. Thrasymachus; 12. Hippocrates; 13. Protagoras; 14. Gorgias; 15. Polus; 16. Callicles; 17. The last days of the Socratic interlocutor.

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