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The Socratic Elenchus

Christopher Meckstroth

in The Struggle for Democracy: Paradoxes of Progress and the Politics of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190213923
eISBN:
9780190213947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213923.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter examines in detail the logic of Socrates’s distinctive mode of argument through questioning, the Socratic elenchus. Against the standard view that Plato’s ideas represent a turn away ... More


Hegel on History

Christopher Meckstroth

in The Struggle for Democracy: Paradoxes of Progress and the Politics of Change

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780190213923
eISBN:
9780190213947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190213923.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter considers Hegel’s political theory and philosophy of history, arguing that both sought to explain how a certain political order could ever count as one a people had freely accepted as ... More


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