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Author Vlastos, Gregory.

Title Socrates, ironist and moral philosopher / Gregory Vlastos.

Imprint Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1991.


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  183.2 V867S    Check Shelf
Description xii, 334 pages ; 23 cm.
Series Cornell studies in classical philology ; v. 50. The Townsend lectures
Cornell studies in classical philology ; v. 50.
Cornell studies in classical philology. Townsend lectures.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 308-319) and indexes.
Contents Socratic irony -- Socrates contra Socrates in Plato -- The evidence of Aristotle and Xenophon -- Elenchus and mathematics -- Does Socrates cheat? -- Socratic piety -- Socrates' rejection of retaliation -- Happiness and virtue in Socrates' moral theory -- Epilogue: Felix Socrates.
Summary "The author shows us a Socrates who, though he has been long overshadowed by his successors Plato and Aristotle, represented the true turning point in Greek philosophy, religion and ethics. In his quest for the historical Socrates, the author focuses on Plato's earlier dialogues, setting the Socrates we find there in sharp contrast to the Socrates of later dialogues, in which he is used as a mouthpiece for Plato's own doctrines, many of them anti-Socratic in nature." [Back cover].
Subject Socrates.
Socrates -- Studies.
Socrates. (OCoLC)fst00035600
Indexed Term Socrates
Other Form: Online version: Vlastos, Gregory. Socrates, ironist and moral philosopher. Ithaca, N.Y. : Cornell University Press, 1991 (OCoLC)872631763
ISBN 0801425514 (cloth)
9780801425516 (cloth)
0801497876 (paper)
9780801497872 (paper)
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