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Author Lampert, Laurence, 1941-

Title How philosophy became socratic : a study of Plato's Protagoras, Charmides, and Republic / Laurence Lampert

Publ Info Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, [2010]
 PC  B317 .L335 2010    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  B317 .L335 2010    AVAILABLE
 Salve Main Collection  B317 .L335 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript vii, 441 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [419]-424) and index
Contents Philosophy in a time of splendor: Socrates in Periclean Athens before the war, c. 433 -- First words -- Socrates' intentions -- The spectacle of Charmides' entrance -- Critias scripts a play but Socrates takes it over -- Stripping Charmides' soul -- What Critias took from Socrates and what that riddler had in mind -- Should each of the beings become clearly apparent just as it is? -- The final definition of sôphrosunę, Socrates' definition -- The possibility of Socrates' sôphrosunę -- The benefit of Socrates' sôphrosunę -- Socrates judges the inquiry -- Last words -- Who might the auditor of Plato's Charmides be? -- Note on the dramatic date of Charmides -- The Republic: the birth of Platonism -- Socrates' great politics -- The world to which Socrates goes down -- First words -- The compelled and the voluntary -- Learning from Cephalus -- Polemarchus and Socratic justice -- Gentling Thrasymachus -- The state of the young in Athens -- Socrates' new beginning -- New gods -- New philosophers -- New justice in a new soul -- Compulsion and another beginning -- The center of the Republic: the philosopher ruler -- Glaucon, ally of the philosopher's rule -- Platonism: philosophy's political defense and introduction to philosophy -- Public speakers for philosophy -- Images of the greatest study: sun, line, cave -- The last act of the returned Odysseus -- Love and reverence for Homer -- Homer's deed -- Homer's children -- Rewards and prizes for Socrates' children -- Replacing Homer's Hades -- Last words -- Note on the dramatic date of the Republic
LC subject Socrates
Socrates -- Political and social views
Plato. Protagoras
Plato. Republic
Plato. Charmides
Philosophy, Ancient -- History
Philosophy, Ancient -- Political aspects
Political science -- Philosophy
ISBN 9780226470962 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226470962 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40018116709