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Socrates the Foreigner?: Self-Examination and Civic Identity in the Phaedrus

Rebecca LeMoine

in Plato's Caves: The Liberating Sting of Cultural Diversity

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190936983
eISBN:
9780190937010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190936983.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, International Relations and Politics

This chapter investigates why Socrates, an Athenian, presents himself as a foreigner in the Phaedrus. It argues that Socrates’ puzzling presentation of himself as a foreigner helps his interlocutor ... More


A Sprinkling of Science

Emma Gee

in Mapping the Afterlife: From Homer to Dante

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780190670481
eISBN:
9780190670511
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190670481.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

This chapter examines how the journey-revelation paradigm we discern in afterlife texts manifests itself in Plato’s Phaedrus. The author argues for points of contact between the Phaedrus and the ... More


Soul chariots in Indian and Greek thought: polygenesis or diffusion?

Paolo Magnone

in Universe and Inner Self in Early Indian and Early Greek Thought

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474410991
eISBN:
9781474426695
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474410991.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter discusses the similarity between the allegories of the soul as chariot in Plato's Phaedrus and the Katha Upanishad. It begins by investigating the methodological assumptions underlying ... More


The Sower: Plato

Dominic Scott and R. Edward Freeman

in Models of Leadership in Plato and Beyond

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780198837350
eISBN:
9780191874055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837350.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Knowledge Management, Organization Studies

The final model considered is the leader as sower. Here Plato anticipates the concept of thought leadership. The core components of the model include originating ideas big enough to create a legacy, ... More


Plato and Aristotle on the Emerging Medium

David Roochnik

in Philosophy of Emerging Media: Understanding, Appreciation, Application

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780190260743
eISBN:
9780190277772
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190260743.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This chapter discusses Socrates’ critique of writing in Plato’s Phaedrus, and Aristotle’s subordination of writing to speaking in his work, On Interpretation. Socrates argues that a written text ... More


Writing and Identity

Stephanie Ann Frampton

in Empire of Letters: Writing in Roman Literature and Thought from Lucretius to Ovid

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
June 2020
ISBN:
9780190915407
eISBN:
9780190915438
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190915407.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

What did ancient Romans believe about the origins of their alphabet? Focusing on the fact that the alphabet was recognized by Roman authors to have been borrowed from the Greeks, who in turn had ... More


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