Cross-Examining Socrates: A Defense of the Interlocutors in Plato's Early Dialoguesby John Beversluis
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 genuine intellectual opponents whose views are often more defensible than commentators have generally thought.
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Table of ContentsIntroduction; 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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