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Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis

Barbara Cassin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285754
eISBN:
9780823288779
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285754.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

“The psychoanalyst is a sign of the presence of the sophist in our time, but with a different status.” The surprising confluence of Lacanian psychoanalysis and the texts of the Ancient Greek sophists ... More


The Shorter Writings

Xenophon

Gregory A. McBrayer (ed.)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This volume contains new, literal translations of Xenophon’s eight shorter writings along with interpretive essays on each work: Hiero, or The Skilled Tyrant; Agesilaus; Regime of the Lacedaemonians; ... 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


Division and Definition in Plato's Sophist and Statesman

Mary Louise Gill

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/9780199564453.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter focuses on the method of division as developed by Plato in the Sophist and in the Politicus, and examines the ways in which Plato engages in these dialogues with important problems in ... More


Plato: Fallacy and Logic

Joshua Landy

in How to Do Things with Fictions

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195188561
eISBN:
9780199949458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188561.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Plato’s character Socrates is clearly a sophisticated logician. Why then does he fall, at times, into the most elementary fallacies? It is, this chapter proposes, because the end goal for Plato is ... More


Plato's Theaetetus as a Second Apology

Zina Giannopoulou

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199695294
eISBN:
9780191755873
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695294.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

This book argues that Theaetetus—Plato’s most systematic examination of knowledge—is a philosophically sophisticated elaboration of Apology that successfully differentiates Socrates from the ... More


Sophistry and Political Philosophy: Protagoras' Challenge to Socrates

Robert C. Bartlett

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226394282
eISBN:
9780226394312
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226394312.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This study is the first to put together and analyze Plato’s two-part presentation of Protagoras, the most famous sophist of all time. In the Protagoras Plato sets out the sophist’s moral-political ... More


Disturbers of the Peace

Ernest Campbell Mossner

in The Life of David Hume

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243365
eISBN:
9780191697241
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243365.003.0038
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

It was An Essay on the Nature and Immutability of Truth; in opposition to Sophistry and Scepticism, a work that went through five editions between its first appearance in 1770 and the death of David ... More


The Argument for Philosophy

James L. Kastely

in The Rhetoric of Plato'S Republic: Democracy and the Philosophical Problem of Persuasion

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226278629
eISBN:
9780226278766
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226278766.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

The issue of the authority of philosophy with non-philosophers is directly raised by Socrates’s radical proposal that the Kallipolis is possible only if there are philosopher-kings who would rule the ... More


“How Kind of You to Recognize Me”

Barbara Cassin

in Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285754
eISBN:
9780823288779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285754.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The book begins autobiographically with Cassin recounting how, as a young Hellenist starting to make her name in the early 1970s in Paris, she had been recommended to Lacan to help him get a better ... More


The Presence of the Sophist in Our Time

Barbara Cassin

in Jacques the Sophist: Lacan, Logos, and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780823285754
eISBN:
9780823288779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823285754.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Cassin distinguishes between the way Freud read the Greeks, reinterpreting their great myths in allegorical fashion, and Lacan’s more nuanced attention to the philosophical arguments, notably of the ... More


Ancient Figures of Speech

Samuel McCormick

in The Chattering Mind: A Conceptual History of Everyday Talk

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780226677637
eISBN:
9780226677804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226677804.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

Chapter 5 explores Heidegger’s early lecture courses on Aristotle’s Rhetoric and Plato’s Sophist. Implicit in these courses is an early-Heideggerian spectrum of discourse that has eluded readers of ... More


The Analytic Perspective on the Idea

Simon Glendinning

in The Idea of Continental Philosophy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624706
eISBN:
9780748671885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624706.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

A key claim of the book is that the idea of Continental philosophy has its roots in analytic philosophy. This chapter engages with this theme by exploring texts that belong centrally to the ... More


State

A. J. Bartlett

in Badiou and Plato: An Education by Truths

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643752
eISBN:
9780748652655
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643752.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the issue of state in Plato's dialogues. It argues that regardless of the chronology of the dialogues it can be said that the entire effort of the Platonic corpus consists of ... More


Elementals

Charles P. Bigger

in Between Chora and the Good: Metaphor's Metaphysical Neighborhood

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823223503
eISBN:
9780823235117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823223503.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines Plato's view on the Virgin Mary and the Holy Family. It explains that Trinitarian pluralism can better accommodate Plato's Holy Family and that in his ... More


The One Skilled at Hunting with Dogs1

in The Shorter Writings

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501718496
eISBN:
9781501718519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501718496.003.0016
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Translation of and Interpretive Essay on Xenophon’s The One Skilled at Hunting with Dogs. This this treatise, Xenophon presents what one needs to know in order to track, pursue, and capture wild ... More


On Cultural Democracy

Barbara Cassin

in Google Me: One-Click Democracy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780823278060
eISBN:
9780823280506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823278060.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

The focus of this final chapter is to explore the far-reaching effects of Google on our books and our languages. It looks at the different resistances to Google’s domination from publishers and ... More


Plato on Proverbial Wisdom and the Philosophical Life

Kathy Eden

in Friends Hold All Things in Common: Tradition, Intellectual Property, and the Adages of Erasmus

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300087574
eISBN:
9780300133646
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300087574.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

This chapter shows how Plato, through the Symposium, gives philosophical attention to the question of traditionality and makes his case for the philosophical tradition as the best means of education. ... More


The “Cosmetics” of Sophistry: Seeming and Being in the Gorgias

Robin Reames

in Seeming and Being in Plato's Rhetorical Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226567013
eISBN:
9780226567150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567150.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines the “most famous passage” of Plato’s Gorgias dialogue—the analogy where Socrates compares rhetoric to cookery and sophistry to “kommôtikê” (464b–66a), commonly translated as ... More


The Oral Poet and the Literate Sophist: Divine Madness and Rhetorical Inoculation in the Phaedrus

Robin Reames

in Seeming and Being in Plato's Rhetorical Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226567013
eISBN:
9780226567150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567150.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Plato’s seemingly sympathetic recommendations regarding the arts of rhetoric in the second half of the Phaedrus against the backdrop of the speeches on love delivered at the ... More


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