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Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

George Rudebusch

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This book argues that the Socrates of the Apology, Crito, Protagoras, Gorgias, and Republic 1 can consistently and compellingly speak of pleasure and virtue as the good for human beings by ... More


Aporia

David Wolfsdorf

in Trials of Reason: Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780195327328
eISBN:
9780199870646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195327328.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

“Aporia” distinguishes two form of aporia among the early dialogues, epistemic, which occurs in all the texts, and dramatic, which occurs only in some. It is argued that the occurrence of dramatic ... More


Socrates' Speech: The Nature of Erōs

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/9780199286775.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter begins with Socrates' account of the nature of eros. The first part of the chapter explores Socrates' account of eros as an intermediate psychological state. The desire for beautiful and ... More


The Forgiveness to Come: The Holocaust and the Hyper-Ethical

Peter Banki

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278640
eISBN:
9780823280476
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278640.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

The book addresses the difficulties posed by the Holocaust for a thinking of forgiveness inherited from the Abrahamic (i.e., monotheistic) tradition. As a way to approach these difficulties, it ... More


Explanation and Essence in Plato's Phaedo

Vasilis Politis

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter makes several proposals concerning Plato's discussion in Phaedo (95e f.), where causes or explanations are said to be or be based on forms or essences. It states that Plato's argument ... More


Definition and Division in Plato's Sophist

Lesley Brown

in Definition in Greek Philosophy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199564453
eISBN:
9780191721618
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564453.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter investigates the so-called method of division, purportedly used in the dialogue Sophist to give the essence of the sophist, i.e., of the sophistic art or expertise. The dialogue's enigma ... More


Derrida: Différance and the “Plural Logic of the Aporia”

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter offers a detailed account of Jacques Derrida's quasi-transcendental thinking. It tries to undo the ties of the interpretative straitjacket that binds ... More


Republican Lens: Gender, Visuality, and Experience in the Early Chinese Periodical Press

Joan Judge

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780520284364
eISBN:
9780520959934
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284364.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This book is an act of redemption. It retrieves a genre of text that has been banished to the margins of scholarly inquiry but that provides unparalleled access to the complexities of the past: the ... More


Plato's Aporetic Style

George Rudebusch

in Socrates, Pleasure, and Value

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195159615
eISBN:
9780199869367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195159616.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

There has been persistent controversy about the aporetic dialogs. Are they meant to convey any underlying philosophical position? A strong argument in favor of a negative answer rests on the ... More


Speaker and Audience Construction

Jeanne Fahnestock

in Rhetorical Style: The Uses of Language in Persuasion

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199764129
eISBN:
9780199918928
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199764129.003.0014
Subject:
Linguistics, Applied Linguistics and Pedagogy

Language evolved for communication, so it has “built in” features that respond to the givens of human discourse. Part III, beginning with this chapter, covers the language choices that acknowledge ... More


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