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Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates - Hugh H. Benson

Essays on the Philosophy of Socrates

By: Hugh H. Benson (Editor)

Paperback Published: 16th April 1992
ISBN: 9780195067576
Number Of Pages: 384

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The last two decades have witnessed a virtual explosion of research in Socratic philosophy. This volume collects essays that represent the range and diversity of that vast literature, including historical and philosophical essays devoted to a single Platonic dialogue, as well as essays devoted to the Socratic method, Socratic epistemology, and Socratic ethics. With lists of suggested further readings, an extensive bibliography on recent Socratic research, and an index locorum, this unique and much-needed anthology makes the study of Socratic philosophy accessible to both scholars and non-specialists.

"Excellent collection of essays." --Journal of Hellenic Studies "A useful compendium of articles on Socrates, appropriate for an upper-level undergraduate and graduate students and professionals. A source for teachers and scholars."--Leonard Ortmann, Conception Seminary College "An excellent selection of significant articles on Socratic philosophy. Well suited for use in advanced classes."--Dirk D. Held, Connecticut College "An excellent collection. It will be extremely helpful for both teaching and research."--Nicholas P. White, University of Michigan "The quality of the essays and the broad range of topics and approaches should give this book's readers an appreciation of the present state of the question. Its format and bibliographies will appeal to a range of readers."--Eugene M. Ludwig, Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology "Superb presentation of an excellent selection. Introduction helpful for introductory courses. Index locorum a good idea."--James McJ. Robertson, Cogswell College "A superb collection of essays. Guaranteed to get one thinking. It would make a significant addition to...reading for any undergraduate course in ancient philosophy or in an introductory course where early dialogues are discussed."--Alan Hart, University of Akron "A wonderful collection. I intend to read or reread every essay and assign them often. The essays are accessible to non-philosophers and appropriate for (say) intermediate Greek students."--John Gibert, University of Colorado "A quote useful collection of contemporary work on Socrates."--A.J. Lisska, Denison University "A fine collection of recent material on the philosophy of Socrates by the leading scholars in that field. Benson's introductory essay is fair and even-handed, and the bibliography is current and useful."--Bud Jenks, Williamette University "A valuable resource for students."--Elizabeth Grimbergin, Allegheny College "The best thing about these new essays is that they are old-fashioned, that means they deal with the text and its meaning."--A.E. Raubitschek, Stanford University "A welcome collection of essays....They touch on many of the issues."--Sue Weinberg, Hunter College "An excellent, thoughtful collection--well-timed as an accompaniment to Gregory Vlastos' final work."--Daniel E. Anderson, Ohio Wesleyan University "A marvelous new collection."--W. Murray Hunt, Susquehanna University "Interesting collection of essays. Valuable source for students."--Jeff Fager, Kentucky Wesleyan College "A most welcome...source for the study of Plato and Socrates."--William Garrett, John F. Kennedy University "Excellent selection of important and accessible essays."--Steve Bouma-Predgier, North Park College "Very good selection on a broad range of topics."--David Soles, Wichita State University "Extremely useful."--Don Adams, Middlebury College "Looks like a very important selection of essays."--Sam Powell, Point Loma Nazarene College "Excellent introduction, a collection of the key articles, recently written."--Diane Legomsky, Saint Norbert College "An excellent collection that makes accessible some of the best of the large secondary literature that has appeared since Gregory Vlastos's classic collection of 1971. It will be a useful resource for students and scholars."--Richard Kraut, University of Illinois, Chicago

1: Introduction 2: Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith: The Formal Charges Against Socrates 3: Did Plato Write Socratic Dialogues? Charles H. Kahn 4: Myles F. Burnyeat: Socratic Midwifery, Platonic Inspiration 5: Gregory Vlastos: Socratic Irony 6: Paul Woodruff: Plato's Early Theory of Knowledge 7: John Beversluis: Does Socrates Commit the Socratic Fallacy? 8: Hugh H. Benson: Misunderstanding the 'What is F-ness?' Question 9: Gregory Vlastos: Elenchus and Mathematics: A Turning Point in Plato's Philosophical Development 10. The Unity of VirtueTerry Penner: 11. Socrates' Use of the Techne-AnalogyDavid L. Roochnik: 12. Socrates the EpicureanTerence H. Irwin: 13. Socratic Piety in the EuthyphoMark L. McPherran: 14. Ho Agathos as Ho Dunatos in the Hippias MinorRoslyn Weiss: 15. Socrates on Desire for the Good and the Involuntariness of Wrongdoing: Gorgias 466a-468eKevin McTighe: 16. Meno's Paradox and Socrates as a TeacherAlexander Nehamas: Bibliography

ISBN: 9780195067576
ISBN-10: 0195067576
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 16th April 1992
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.32 x 15.55  x 2.95
Weight (kg): 0.59