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Missing Socrates

Missing Socrates [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0271074876
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Plato's conversations of Socrates are among the most accessible philosophical texts most of us have ever read, yet the more one pursues the art or intelligibility of this writing, the more mysterious and paradoxical the Platonic texts become. What does it mean to study Plato, not philosophically as a maker of arguments, not poetically as a maker of dialogues, but literally as a maker of texts? This is a question that Jacques Derrida has made his own, and in this book Farness creates a dialogue with Derrida on Plato's texts. Missing Socrates also provides a dialogue between Plato and Socrates on the question of speech versus writing and a study of the materiality of Plato's writing. Included among the various dialogues and themes developed here are rhetoric and courtroom practice in the Apology of Socrates; religion, skepticism, and the idea of transcendence in the Euthyphro; artistic practice and tradition in the Ion; education and political discipline in the Charmides; and rhetoric, writing, commemoration, and the motives of authorship in Phaedrus. In each of these discursive settings, Socrates unsuccessfully seeks a place or a mode for philosophy; Farness shows that the dialogues of Plato uncannily supply that lack.

Socrates Against Athens

Socrates Against Athens [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1135024944
Author: James A. Colaiaco
Publisher: Routledge
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Socrates Against Athens by James A. Colaiaco Book Resume:

As an essential companion to Plato's Apology and Crito, Socrates Against Athens provides valuable historical and cultural context to our understanding of the trial.

Socrates: A Guide for the Perplexed

Socrates: A Guide for the Perplexed [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0826438644
Author: Sara Ahbel-Rappe
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
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Socrates: A Guide for the Perplexed by Sara Ahbel-Rappe Book Resume:

Socrates is regarded as the founder of Western philosophical inquiry. Yet he left no writings and claimed to know 'nothing fine or worthy.' he spent his life perplexing those who encountered him and is as important and perplexing now as he was 2500 years ago. Drawing on the various competing sources for Socrates that are available, Socrates: A Guide for the Perplexed guides the reader through the main themes and ideas of Socrates' thought. Taking into account the puzzles surrounding his trial and death, the philosophical methods and ethical positions associated with him, and his lasting influence, Sara Ahbel-Rappe presents a concise and accessible introduction. She concludes by suggesting that it is in fact the Socratic insistence on self-knowledge that makes Socrates at once so pivotal and so elusive for the student of philosophy.

Xenophon’s Socratic Works

Xenophon’s Socratic Works [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1000382257
Author: David M. Johnson
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Xenophon’s Socratic Works by David M. Johnson Book Resume:

Xenophon’s Socratic Works demonstrates that Xenophon, a student of Socrates, military man, and man of letters, is an indispensable source for our understanding of the life and philosophy of Socrates. David M. Johnson restores Xenophon’s most ambitious Socratic work, the Memorabilia (Socratic Recollections), to its original literary context, enabling readers to experience it as Xenophon’s original audience would have, rather than as a pale imitation of Platonic dialogue. He shows that the Memorabilia, together with Xenophon’s Apology, provides us with our best evidence for the trial of Socrates, and a comprehensive and convincing refutation of the historical charges against Socrates. Johnson’s account of Socrates’ moral psychology shows how Xenophon’s emphasis on control of the passions can be reconciled with the intellectualism normally attributed to Socrates. Chapters on Xenophon’s Symposium and Oeconomicus (Estate Manager) reveal how Xenophon used all the literary tools of Socratic dialogue to defend Socratic sexual morality (Symposium) and debate the merits and limits of conventional elite values (Oeconomicus). Throughout the book, Johnson argues that Xenophon’s portrait of Socrates is rich and coherent, and largely compatible with the better-known portrait of Socrates in Plato. Xenophon aimed not to provide a rival portrait of Socrates, Johnson shows, but to supplement and clarify what others had said about Socrates. Xenophon’s Socratic Works, thus, provides readers with a far firmer basis for reconstruction of the trial of Socrates, a key moment in the history of Athenian democracy, and for our understanding of Socrates’ seminal impact on Greek philosophy. This volume introduces Xenophon’s Socratic works to a wide range of readers, from undergraduate students encountering Socrates or ancient philosophy for the first time to scholars with interests in Socrates or ancient philosophy more broadly. It is also an important resource for readers interested in Socratic dialogue as a literary form, the trial of Socrates, Greek sexual morality (the central topic of Xenophon’s Symposium), or Greek social history (for which the Oeconomicus is a key text).

Miss Treadwell's Talent

Miss Treadwell's Talent [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1611874165
Author: Barbara Metzger
Publisher: Untreed Reads
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Miss Treadwell's Talent by Barbara Metzger Book Resume:

Still unwed at twenty-one, an unconventional high-spirited woman finds her affections sought by a handsome, devilishly charming Earl, who is nicknamed "The Ideal" by the ton--for his combination of wealth and looks. Though at first she fights his advances, slowly she forms a heated alliance with him. But sparring with words soon turns into a succumbing passion...

Plato and the Elements of Dialogue

Plato and the Elements of Dialogue [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498512054
Author: John H. Fritz
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Plato and the Elements of Dialogue by John H. Fritz Book Resume:

Plato and the Elements of Dialogue focuses on the structural features of Plato’s writings and tries to show how he uses these features in provocative and interesting ways. Instead of focusing merely on why Plato wrote dialogues, this book tries to discover and disclose what the dialogues are, positioning it as a complement to the already large concerns about Plato’s use of the dialogue form.

Plato: The Complete Works 

Plato: The Complete Works  [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 8026838491
Author: Plato
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Plato: The Complete Works  by Plato Book Resume:

This carefully crafted ebook: "Plato: The Complete Works” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Plato (428/427 BC - 348/347 BC) was a philosopher in Classical Greece. He was also a mathematician, student of Socrates, writer of philosophical dialogues, and founder of the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world. Along with his mentor, Socrates, and his student, Aristotle, Plato helped to lay the foundations of Western philosophy and science. Table of contents: Early works: Apology Crito Charmides Euthyphro First Alcibiades Greater Hippias Lesser Hippias Ion Laches Lysis Middle works: Cratylus Euthydemus Gorgias Menexenus Meno Phaedo Protagoras Symposium Republic Phaedrus Parmenides Theaetetus Late works: Timaeus Critias Sophist Statesman Philebus Laws Pseudonymous works (traditionally attributed to Plato, but considered by virtually all modern authorities not to have been written by him): Epinomis Second Alcibiades Hipparcus Rival Lovers Theages Cleitophon Minos Demoducus Axiochus On Justice On Virtue Sisyphus Eryxias Halcyon Letters There are also included a number of essays relating to various aspects of Plato's works.

Interpreting Plato's Dialogues

Interpreting Plato's Dialogues [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1930972466
Author: Angelo J. Corlett
Publisher: Parmenides Publishing
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Interpreting Plato's Dialogues by Angelo J. Corlett Book Resume:

This new way of approaching Plato neither sees Plato's words as doctrines according to which the dialogues are to be interpreted, nor does it reduce Plato's dialogues to dramatic literature. Rather, it seeks to interpret the primary aim of Plato's writings as being influenced primarily by Plato's respect for his teacher, Socrates, and the manner in which Socrates engaged others in philosophical discourse. It places the focus of philosophical investigation of Plato's dialogues on the content of the dialogues themselves, and on the Socratic way of doing philosophy.

Homeless #2

Homeless #2 [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101176679
Author: Laurie Halse Anderson
Publisher: Penguin
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Homeless #2 by Laurie Halse Anderson Book Resume:

Sunita has always wanted a cat, but her parents are dead set against it. Then she finds a group of strays living in the wild, and knows she can domesticate them—even though she’s been told that these are feral cats, who see humans as their enemies. First, she convinces Dr. Mac to examine the cats, fix them, and give them shots. Then she wants to re-release the cats, now healthy, into the neighborhood. The problem is, the neighbors consider the cats dangerous pests. Will Sunita's plan backfire?

The Socratic Way of Life

The Socratic Way of Life [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022651692X
Author: Thomas L. Pangle
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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The Socratic Way of Life by Thomas L. Pangle Book Resume:

The Socratic Way of Life is the first English-language book-length study of the philosopher Xenophon’s masterwork. In it, Thomas L. Pangle shows that Xenophon depicts more authentically than does Plato the true teachings and way of life of the citizen philosopher Socrates, founder of political philosophy. In the first part of the book, Pangle analyzes Xenophon’s defense of Socrates against the two charges of injustice upon which he was convicted by democratic Athens: impiety and corruption of the youth. In the second part, Pangle analyzes Xenophon’s account of how Socrates’s life as a whole was just, in the sense of helping through his teaching a wide range of people. Socrates taught by never ceasing to raise, and to progress in answering, the fundamental and enduring civic questions: what is pious and impious, noble and ignoble, just and unjust, genuine statesmanship and genuine citizenship. Inspired by Hegel’s and Nietzsche’s assessments of Xenophon as the true voice of Socrates, The Socratic Way of Life establishes the Memorabilia as the groundwork of all subsequent political philosophy.

Poetic Justice

Poetic Justice [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 022651580X
Author: Jill Frank
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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Poetic Justice by Jill Frank Book Resume:

When Plato set his dialogs, written texts were disseminated primarily by performance and recitation. He wrote them, however, when literacy was expanding. Jill Frank argues that there are unique insights to be gained from appreciating Plato’s dialogs as written texts to be read and reread. At the center of these insights are two distinct ways of learning to read in the dialogs. One approach that appears in the Statesman, Sophist, and Protagoras, treats learning to read as a top-down affair, in which authoritative teachers lead students to true beliefs. Another, recommended by Socrates, encourages trial and error and the formation of beliefs based on students’ own fallible experiences. In all of these dialogs, learning to read is likened to coming to know or understand something. Given Plato’s repeated presentation of the analogy between reading and coming to know, what can these two approaches tell us about his dialogs’ representations of philosophy and politics? With Poetic Justice, Jill Frank overturns the conventional view that the Republic endorses a hierarchical ascent to knowledge and the authoritarian politics associated with that philosophy. When learning to read is understood as the passive absorption of a teacher’s beliefs, this reflects the account of Platonic philosophy as authoritative knowledge wielded by philosopher kings who ruled the ideal city. When we learn to read by way of the method Socrates introduces in the Republic, Frank argues, we are offered an education in ethical and political self-governance, one that prompts citizens to challenge all claims to authority, including those of philosophy.

The Platonic Political Art

The Platonic Political Art [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0271031026
Author: John R. Wallach
Publisher: Penn State Press
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The Platonic Political Art by John R. Wallach Book Resume:

In this first comprehensive treatment of Plato’s political thought in a long time, John Wallach offers a "critical historicist" interpretation of Plato. Wallach shows how Plato’s theory, while a radical critique of the conventional ethical and political practice of his own era, can be seen as having the potential for contributing to democratic discourse about ethics and politics today. The author argues that Plato articulates and "solves" his Socratic Problem in his various dialogues in different but potentially complementary ways. The book effectively extracts Plato from the straightjacket of Platonism and from the interpretive perspectives of the past fifty years—principally those of Karl Popper, Leo Strauss, Hannah Arendt, M. I. Finley, Jacques Derrida, and Gregory Vlastos. The author’s distinctive approach for understanding Plato—and, he argues, for the history of political theory in general—can inform contemporary theorizing about democracy, opening pathways for criticizing democracy on behalf of virtue, justice, and democracy itself.

Pawprints & Predicaments

Pawprints & Predicaments [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1496707435
Author: Bethany Blake
Publisher: Kensington Books
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Pawprints & Predicaments by Bethany Blake Book Resume:

The Tail Waggin’ Winterfest is the highlight of the season in the famously pet-friendly Pocono Mountains town of Sylvan Creek. But despite attractions like an ice sculpture display, a dogsled race, and gourmet hot chocolate, Daphne Templeton finds herself annoyed by TV producer Lauren Savidge, who’s filming the festivities. She’s critical, controlling, and as chilly as the January air. Daphne would like to tell her to go jump in a lake—and as a matter of fact, that’s exactly what they’re both going to do . . . It’s the first-ever polar bear plunge in Lake Wallapawakee, and Daphne and Lauren are among the eighty or so people who charge into the frigid water to raise funds for animals in need. Daphne makes it back to shore—with the help of a mysterious St. Bernard—but Lauren is dragged out stone cold dead. Now, with her trusty basset hound Socrates at her side, Daphne intends to assist Detective Jonathan Black in his investigation—whether he wants her to or not . . . Includes recipes for homemade pet treats! “Doggone charming from start to finish!” —Cleo Coyle, New York Times bestselling author on Death by Chocolate Lab

Making and Unmaking the Prospects for Rhetoric

Making and Unmaking the Prospects for Rhetoric [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136687343
Author: Theresa Jarnagin Enos
Publisher: Routledge
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Making and Unmaking the Prospects for Rhetoric by Theresa Jarnagin Enos Book Resume:

The 1996 Meeting of the Rhetoric Society of America commemorated the 25th anniversary of the publication of Lloyd Bitzer and Edwin Black's The Prospect of Rhetoric. In so doing, the conference gave scholars and teachers in various disciplines from all over the country the opportunity to talk about new prospects for rhetoric. The conferees were asked to present their vision of rhetoric studies or to demonstrate what rhetoric studies could be by example. Their essays, presented in this volume, illustrate a discipline at odds over the future and demonstrate the continued influence and vitality of other papers, on the same subject, published some 25 years ago.

Ascent to the Good

Ascent to the Good [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498574629
Author: William H. F. Altman
Publisher: Lexington Books
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Ascent to the Good by William H. F. Altman Book Resume:

This study reconsiders Plato’s “Socratic” dialogues—Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Euthydemus, Gorgias, and Meno—as parts of an integrated curriculum. By privileging reading order over order of composition, a Platonic pedagogy teaching that the Idea of the Good is a greater object of philosophical concern than what benefits the self is spotlighted.

Happy Lives and the Highest Good

Happy Lives and the Highest Good [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9781400826087
Author: Gabriel Richardson Lear
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Happy Lives and the Highest Good by Gabriel Richardson Lear Book Resume:

Gabriel Richardson Lear presents a bold new approach to one of the enduring debates about Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics: the controversy about whether it coherently argues that the best life for humans is one devoted to a single activity, namely philosophical contemplation. Many scholars oppose this reading because the bulk of the Ethics is devoted to various moral virtues--courage and generosity, for example--that are not in any obvious way either manifestations of philosophical contemplation or subordinated to it. They argue that Aristotle was inconsistent, and that we should not try to read the entire Ethics as an attempt to flesh out the notion that the best life aims at the "monistic good" of contemplation. In defending the unity and coherence of the Ethics, Lear argues that, in Aristotle's view, we may act for the sake of an end not just by instrumentally bringing it about but also by approximating it. She then argues that, for Aristotle, the excellent rational activity of moral virtue is an approximation of theoretical contemplation. Thus, the happiest person chooses moral virtue as an approximation of contemplation in practical life. Richardson Lear bolsters this interpretation by examining three moral virtues--courage, temperance, and greatness of soul--and the way they are fine. Elegantly written and rigorously argued, this is a major contribution to our understanding of a central issue in Aristotle's moral philosophy.

Trials of Reason

Trials of Reason [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780198043836
Author: David Wolfsdorf
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Trials of Reason by David Wolfsdorf Book Resume:

Scholarship on Plato's dialogues persistently divides its focus between the dramatic or literary and the philosophical or argumentative dimensions of the texts. But this hermeneutic division of labor is na?ve, for Plato's arguments are embedded in dramatic dialogues and developed through complex, largely informal exchanges between literary characters. Consequently, it is questionable how readers can even attribute arguments and theses to the author himself. The answer to this question lies in transcending the scholarly divide and integrating the literary and philosophical dimensions of the texts. This is the task of Trials of Reason. The study focuses on a set of fourteen so-called early dialogues, beginning with a methodological framework that explains how to integrate the argumentation and the drama in these texts. Unlike most canonical philosophical works, the early dialogues do not merely express the results of the practice of philosophy. Rather, they dramatize philosophy as a kind of motivation, the desire for knowledge of goodness. They dramatize philosophy as a discursive practice, motivated by this desire and ideally governed by reason. And they dramatize the trials to which desire and reason are subject, that is, the difficulties of realizing philosophy as a form of motivation, a practice, and an epistemic achievement. In short, Trials of Reason argues that Plato's early dialogues are as much works of meta-philosophy as philosophy itself.

Witch's Hunger

Witch's Hunger [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1488031231
Author: Deborah LeBlanc
Publisher: Harlequin
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Witch's Hunger by Deborah LeBlanc Book Resume:

The danger in their desire As a Triad witch, Vivienne François knows better than to let Nikoli Hyland get too close. Her family's ancient curse means Viv can never be with the sexy human warrior. If she succumbs to her forbidden desires, she risks losing everything and putting all humanity in danger. Still, Nikoli affects her like no other… Nikoli swore an oath to protect the world from the Cartesians, interdimensional beasts bent on destruction. He needs Viv's help to defeat them, but the feisty beauty's company makes focusing on the mission difficult. Viv and Nikoli know how to fight evil; it's battling their hearts that could be their undoing.

Harlequin Nocturne August 2017 Box Set

Harlequin Nocturne August 2017 Box Set [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 148803124X
Author: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom,Deborah LeBlanc
Publisher: Harlequin
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Harlequin Nocturne August 2017 Box Set by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom,Deborah LeBlanc Book Resume:

Do you harbor passionate otherworldly desires where the normal and paranormal collide? Let Harlequin® Nocturne bring you into dark and dangerous territory where your senses will be awakened. This box set includes: DESERT WOLF by Linda Thomas-Sundstrom Grant Wade is a former Texas Ranger. He’s also a Lycan Alpha, and, in the ghost town of Desperado, he’s found a perfect refuge for his desert pack and a place to shelter other werewolves in need of a safe place. Determined to reclaim her full birthright, Paxton Hall goes home for the first time in decades. Her plan to strike a deal with Desperado’s new owner doesn’t work any better than her attempts to resist this sexy cowboy. Even as she falls for him, Paxton has no idea what he’s trying to protect her from—his animal desire, her own true nature, and a rogue predator on the prowl… WITCH’S HUNGER by Deborah LeBlanc As a Triad witch, Vivienne Franois knows better than to let Nikoli Hyland get too close. Her family’s ancient curse means Viv can never be with the sexy human warrior. If she succumbs to her forbidden desires, she risks losing everything and putting all humanity in danger. Still, Nikoli affects her like no other... Nikoli swore an oath to protect the world from the Cartesians, inter-dimensional beasts bent on destruction. He needs Viv’s help to defeat them, but the feisty beauty’s company makes focusing on the mission difficult. Viv and Nikoli know how to fight evil; it’s battling their hearts that could be their undoing.

Shelley's Process

Shelley's Process [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780195363715
Author: Jerrold E. Hogle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Shelley's Process by Jerrold E. Hogle Book Resume:

In this set of thorough and revisionary readings of Percy Bysshe Shelley's best-known writings in verse and prose, Hogle argues that the logic and style in all these works are governed by a movement in every thought, memory, image, or word-pattern whereby each is seen and sees itself in terms of a radically different form. For any specified entity or figure to be known for "what it is," it must be reconfigured by and in terms of another one at another level (which must then be dislocated itself). In so delineating Shelley's "process," Hogle reveals the revisionary procedure in the poet's various texts and demonstrates the powerful effects of "radical transference" in Shelley's visions of human possibility.