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Socratic Studies by Gregory Vlastos
Book DescriptionThis is the companion volume to Gregory Vlastos' highly acclaimed work Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher. Four ground-breaking papers which laid the basis for his understanding of Socrates are collected here, in revised form: they examine Socrates' elenctic method of investigative argument, his disavowal of knowledge, his concern for definition, and the complications of his relationship with the Athenian democracy. The fifth chapter is a new and provocative discussion of Socrates' arguments in the Protagoras and Laches. The epilogue 'Socrates and Vietnam' suggests that Socrates was not, as Plato claimed, the most just man of his time. The papers have been prepared for publication by Professor Myles Burnyeat with the minimum of editorial intervention.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521447355
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1993
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gregory Vlastos
Plato's Universe, Paperback (January 2005)
Discusses the impact of the Greek discovery of the "cosmos" on man's perception of his place in the universe, and describes the problems this posed. In an analysis of the astronomical and physical theories of the Timaeus, this work demonstrates Plato's role in the reception and transmission of the discovery of the new conception of the universe.
Studies in Greek Philosophy, Paperback (December 1996)
Gregory Vlastos (1907-1991) was one of the twentieth century's most influential scholars of ancient philosophy. Over a span of more than fifty years, he published essays and book reviews that established his place as a leading authority on early Greek philosophy. This title includes essays on the thought of Socrates, Plato, and later thinkers.
Platonic Studies, Paperback (December 1973)» View all books by Gregory Vlastos
Consists of Gregory Vlastos' studies on a variety of themes in Plato's metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy. This book offers solutions to crucial difficulties in this fundamental Platonic work. It contains extensively reviewed papers which comprise almost all of Gregory Vlastos' published work on Plato.
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