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A unique book on the sources of information about Socrates. It contains an extensive introductory chapter on the nature and dimensions of the Socratic problem, in which the author outlines the major issues and problems that arise as we attempt to disentangle the presence of the historical Socrates from the literary and philosophical creations which emerge from the primary sources. Reproduces complete texts of Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, and Diogenes Laertius with abundant ...
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Overview

A unique book on the sources of information about Socrates. It contains an extensive introductory chapter on the nature and dimensions of the Socratic problem, in which the author outlines the major issues and problems that arise as we attempt to disentangle the presence of the historical Socrates from the literary and philosophical creations which emerge from the primary sources. Reproduces complete texts of Aristophanes, Xenophon, Plato, and Diogenes Laertius with abundant annotations.

Author Biography: Luis E. Navia is Professor of Philosophy at the New York Institute of Technology in Old Westbury. He is also the author of Socrates: The Man and His Philosophy (UPA, 1985).

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Navia (philosophy, New York Institute of Technology) begins by reviewing the enduring problem concerning the relationship between the historical Socrates and the various representations of him. Then he surveys in turn portrayals by Aristophanes, Xenophon, and Plato and ends by providing the complete text of Diogenes Laertius' . Only names are indexed. No date is noted for the first edition. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780819161154
  • Publisher: University Press of America
  • Publication date: 5/1/1987
  • Pages: 380

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Luis E. Navia is Professor of Philosophy, New York Institute of Technology.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Outlines of the Socratic Problem Chapter 3 The Testimony of Aristophanes Chapter 4 The Testimony of Xenophon Chapter 5 The Apology Chapter 6 The Memorabilia Chapter 7 The Testimony of Plato Chapter 8 The Republic (Book 1) Chapter 9 The Euthyphro Chapter 10 The Apology Chapter 11 The Crito Chapter 12 The Phaedo (selections) Chapter 13 Diogenes Laertius: The Life of Socrates Chapter 14 Appendix- The Allegory of the Cave Chapter 15 Bibliography Chapter 16 Index of Names
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