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Socrates Dissatisfied : An Analysis of Plato's Crito :  An Analysis of Plato's Crito - Roslyn Weiss

Socrates Dissatisfied : An Analysis of Plato's Crito

An Analysis of Plato's Crito

Paperback Published: March 2002
ISBN: 9780742513228
Number Of Pages: 200

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In Socrates Dissatisfied, Weiss argues against the prevailing view that the personified Laws in the latter part of the Crito are Socrates' spokesmen. She reveals and explores many indications that Socrates and the Laws are, both in style and in substance, adversaries. Deft, provocative, and compelling, with new translations providing groundbreaking interpretations of key passages, Socrates Dissatisfied challenges the standard conception of the history of political thought.

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If one examines Socrates Dissatisfied within the framework that Weiss chose to examine the Crito, her study is of interest and is worthy of examination.--Polis

Introduction: A Dissatisfied Socratesp. 3
Remaining at the Stationp. 7
Justice and Philosophyp. 7
Authority and Lawp. 8
Gods and "The God"p. 15
Athensp. 24
Proper Conduct in Courtp. 27
The Penaltiesp. 30
Hadesp. 36
Running the Risk for Friendshipp. 39
Crito as Socrates' Friendp. 39
The Unphilosophical Critop. 43
Crito's Conception of the Just, the Brave, and the Shamefulp. 49
Crito's Questionable Moralityp. 51
Crito's Manner of Addressing Socratesp. 54
The Philosophical Argument against Escapep. 57
Socrates' Procedure for Solving Moral Questionsp. 58
Socrates' Moral Principlesp. 63
Socrates' Argument against Escapep. 72
Socrates as Crito's Friendp. 81
"Especially an Orator"p. 84
Protecting Critop. 85
The Laws as Rhetoriciansp. 86
The Citizen's Agreementp. 88
"Whatever We Bid"p. 96
The City as Parent and Masterp. 98
The Argument from Agreementp. 112
Escape Will Benefit No Onep. 124
The Corybantic Curep. 134
The Corybantic Metaphorp. 134
Why Crito Would "Speak in Vain"p. 140
The Way the God Is Leadingp. 143
A Fool Satisfiedp. 146
Engaging Critop. 150
Benefiting Critop. 155
Protecting the Readerp. 158
Restoring the Radical Socratesp. 161
Bibliographyp. 171
Indexp. 175
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ISBN: 9780742513228
ISBN-10: 074251322X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 200
Published: March 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.3