Platonic Writings/Platonic Readings

Platonic Writings/Platonic Readings

by Charles L. Griswold Jr. (Editor)

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ISBN-13: 9780271030081
Publisher: Penn State University Press
Publication date: 05/11/2007
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Charles L. Griswold Jr. is Professor of Philosophy at Boston University.

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxviii
Abbreviationsxix
Introduction1
Part IEssays
Readings
1.Reading the Republic19
2.Shame and Truth in Plato's Gorgias34
3.On Interpreting Plato49
4.The Theater of Myth in Plato66
5.Digression and Dialogue: The Seventh Letter and Plato's Literary Form84
Writings
6.Plato's Dialogues in Light of the Seventh Letter93
7.Why Dialogues? Plato's Serious Play110
8.On Socratic Dialogue126
9.Plato's Metaphilosophy: Why Plato Wrote Dialogues143
Part IIDialogues
Readings
10.Liberalizing the Crito: Richard Kraut on Socrates and the State171
Reply to Clifford Orwin177
11.Terence Irwin's Reading of Plato183
Reply to David L. Roochnik194
12.Reading Plato: Paul Woodruff and the Hippias Major200
Reply to Ronald Polansky210
13.Kenneth Dorter's Interpretation of the Phaedo215
Reply to Joachim Dalfen225
Writings
14.Recollection, Dialectic, and Ontology: Kenneth M. Sayre on the Solution to a Platonic Riddle233
Reply to Jon Moline240
15.Observations and Questions about Hans-Georg Gadamer's Interpretation of Plato247
Reply to Nicholas P. White258
Notes267
Selected Bibliography301
Supplementary Bibliography312
Index of Proper Names322
Notes on the Contributors328

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