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Shadow Lovers: The Symposiasts and Socrates

Frisbee C. C. Sheffield

in Plato's Symposium: The Ethics of Desire

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199286775
eISBN:
9780191713194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199286775.003.0008
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter explores the relationship between Socrates and his predecessors, and gives a significant philosophical role to all the speeches of the dialogue. It argues that Socrates' speech is ... More


The Comedy of Educational Errors

Michael Bell

in Open Secrets: Literature, Education, and Authority from J-J. Rousseau to J. M. Coetzee

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199208098
eISBN:
9780191709227
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208098.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature, European Literature

This chapter considers two novels written in the wake of Rousseau which, although they are not consciously answering him, subject the theme of pedagogical authority to an almost fatal irony. ... More


Aγαθόν and Eὐδαιμονία In the Ethics of Aristotle 1

J. L. Austin, J. O. Urmson, and G. J. Warnock

in Philosophical Papers

Published in print:
1979
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780192830210
eISBN:
9780191597039
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019283021X.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

‘Agathon and Eudaimonia in the Ethics of Aristotle’ is a response to an article on the meaning of Agathon in the Ethics of Aristotle, published by H. A. Pritchard in 1935. In this paper, Pritchard ... More


Aristophanes on How to Write Tragedy: What You Wear Is What You Are†

James Robson

in Lost Dramas of Classical Athens: Greek Tragic Fragments

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859897525
eISBN:
9781781380628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859897525.003.0010
Subject:
Classical Studies, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter examines scenes from two of Aristophanes' plays, where the tragic poets Euripides (in the Acharnians) and Agathon (in the Thesmophoriazusae) are encountered in the midst of composing ... More


Literature, Letters, and the Social Sciences

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0011
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how writers and men of letters responded to the birth of the social sciences in France by considering reactions to the foundation of sociology at the turn of the twentieth ... More


Introduction: The Sublime Freedom of the Ancients: Beauvoir, Cixous, and Duras on Gender, the Erotic, and Transcendence

Paul Allen Miller

in Diotima at the Barricades: French Feminists Read Plato

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780199640201
eISBN:
9780191811470
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199640201.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter sketches a trajectory stretching from Simone de Beauvoir to Marguerite Duras, as mediated by Diotima’s speech in Plato’s Symposium. These texts stand as tokens for the intricate set of ... More


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