Plato: Clitophonby Plato, S. R. Slings
Pub. Date: 09/28/2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
The Clitophon, a dialogue generally ascribed to Plato, is significant for focusing on Socrates' role as an exhorter of other people to engage in philosophy. This is the first critical edition to be published in nearly seventy years and the first ever commentary in English. Professor Slings provides a text based on new examination of all relevant manuscripts and accompanies it with a translation. The book also contains a very extensive introduction and commentary.
Table of ContentsPreface; Abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Prolegomena to the Dialogue: 1. Introduction; 2. Summary and analysis of composition; 3. Is the Clitophon unfinished?; 4. The Clitophon as a Short Dialogue; 5. The characters of the dialogue; Part II. Meaning and Authenticity: 6. Philosophical protreptic in the fourth century BCE; 7. Protreptic in the Clitophon; 8. Protreptic in Plato; 9. Elenchos in the Clitophon; 10. Justice in the Clitophon; 11. The meaning of the Clitophon; 12. Date and authenticity; Text and translation; Commentary; Appendices: I. The ending of Aristotle's Protrepticus; II. Note on the text; Bibliography; Indexes.
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