Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays

Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays

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Remembering Socrates: Philosophical Essays by Lindsay Judson

Lindsay Judson and Vassilis Karasmanis present a selection of philosophical papers by an outstanding international team of scholars, assessing the legacy and continuing relevance of Socrates' thought 2,400 years after his death. Socrates' life, philosophical activity, and death not only had a formative effect on his follower Plato, and thus indirectly on almost the whole course of Greek philosophy, but also represented a moral and philosophical ideal which has been the inspiration, or the despair, of many philosophers and other thinkers down to the present day.

The topics of the papers include Socratic method as portrayed by Plato and by Xenophon; the notion of definition; Socrates' intellectualist conception of ethics; famous arguments in the Euthyphro and Crito, and a not-so famous argument in the Hippias Major; and aspects of the later portrayal and reception of Socrates as a philosophical and ethical exemplar—by Plato, the Sceptics, and in the early Christian era. The collection demonstrates the vitality as well as the diversity of Socratic studies, and will interest many ancient philosophers, historians of philosophy, and classicists.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199558124
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 01/15/2009
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lindsay Judson is University Lecturer in Philosophy and Tutorial Fellow of Christ Church College, at the University of Oxford Vassilis Karasmanis is Professor of Philosophy at the National Technical University of Athens

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Socrates's dialectic in Xenophon's Memorabilia, Carlo Natali
2. Socratic intellectualism in Xenophon and Plato, Gerhard Seel
3. Socrates and hedonism, Charles Kahn
4. Socrates and Euthyphro: the argument and its revival, Terence Irwin
5. Did Socrates agree to obey the law of Athens?, Lesley Brown
6. Aporia and searching in the early Plato, Vasilis Politis
7. Types of definition in the Meno, David Charles
8. Definition in Plato's Meno, Vassilis Karasmanis
9. Sharing a property, Dory Scaltsas
10. Socrates the Sophist, Christopher Taylor
11. Arcesilaus: Socratic and Sceptic, John Cooper
12. The early Christian reception of Socrates, Michael Frede

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