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Socrates and Platonism

Lloyd P. Gerson

in From Plato to Platonism

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452413
eISBN:
9780801469183
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452413.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Greek, Roman, and Early Christian Philosophy

This chapter addresses questions on the relation of the historical Socrates and his philosophy to the Socrates of the dialogues, on whether the philosophy in the dialogues—Socrates' or ... More


Aristippus of Cyrene

Voula Tsouna

in Early Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198758679
eISBN:
9780191818592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758679.003.0018
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

“Aristippus of Cyrene” re-evaluates the evidence concerning, on the one hand, Aristippus’ alleged hedonism and, on the other, his affiliation with Socrates and the Socratic circle. The central thesis ... More


The Ethics of Legacy

Seán Burke

in The Ethics of Writing: Authorship and Legacy in Plato and Nietzsche

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618309
eISBN:
9780748652075
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618309.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter addresses the central issue of how Plato might discriminate between suitable and unsuitable readers of a discourse. It also illustrates how dialectical orality is ethically consistent, ... More


Strauss’s Project: Reviving Socratic Political Philosophy

Michael P. Zuckert and Catherine H. Zuckert

in Leo Strauss and the Problem of Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780226135731
eISBN:
9780226135878
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226135878.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Leo Strauss was born into a world in crisis. While that crisis became apparent to him first in politics, he came to see that the crisis extended to human life and knowledge as a whole. Although the ... More


Persuasion and Rhetoric

Carlo Michelstaedter

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300104349
eISBN:
9780300130126
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300104349.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

This translation of Carlo Michelstaedter's Persuasion and Rhetoric brings the powerful and original work of a seminal cultural figure to English-language readers for the first time. Ostensibly a ... More


Heidegger, Strauss, and the Premises of Philosophy: On Original Forgetting

Richard L. Velkley

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780226852546
eISBN:
9780226852553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226852553.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book examines the complex philosophical relationship between Martin Heidegger and Leo Strauss. It argues that both thinkers provide searching analyses of the philosophical tradition’s origins in ... More


Measuring Authority, Authoritative Measures: Hesiod's Works and Days

Laura M. Slatkin

in The Moral Authority of Nature

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226136806
eISBN:
9780226136820
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226136820.003.0002
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

If in Greek tragedy the Furies pursue human beings who violate the laws of kinship—of family exchanges properly conducted, taboos properly observed—in Heraclitus's discourse they pursue the ... More


The Splitting of Herakles

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/9780190670481.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

The Herakles passage in Homer’s Odyssey 11.601–4 has been seen as problematic because it is not one thing: the vision it gives of Herakles’ place in the afterlife is double—his eidōlon (“image”) and ... More


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