Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus,andLysis

Socrates on Friendship and Community: Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus,andLysis

by Mary P. Nichols

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521148832
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/17/2010
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Mary P. Nichols is Professor of Political Science and Department Chair at Baylor University. She is the author of numerous books and articles in the history of political thought and politics, literature, and film. Her main areas of research are classical political theory (for example Citizens and Statesmen: A Commentary on Aristotle's 'Politics'), Shakespeare, and film directors such as Woody Allen, John Ford, and Alfred Hitchcock. She is a senior Fellow at The Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization in Clinton, New York.

Table of Contents

1. The problem of Socrates: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche; 2. Love, generation, and political community (the Symposium); 3. Self-knowledge, love, and rhetoric (Plato's Phaedrus); 4. Who is the friend? (the Lysis); 5. Socratic philosophizing.

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