The Resource Socrates' education to virtue : learning the love of the noble, Mark J. Lutz

Socrates' education to virtue : learning the love of the noble, Mark J. Lutz

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Socrates' education to virtue : learning the love of the noble
Title
Socrates' education to virtue
Title remainder
learning the love of the noble
Statement of responsibility
Mark J. Lutz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Socrates' Education to Virtue argues that Plato's account of Socrates offers the fullest account of virtue and of the place of virtue in political life. Focusing on Platonic dramas such as the Symposium, Alcibiades Major and the Republic, Lutz recounts how Socrates came to understand the longing for the "noble" and to believe that this longing is best satisfied by the search for knowledge or wisdom. By scrutinizing how Socrates' conversations allow him to acquire, extend, and confirm his knowledge of eros and of noble virtue, the book recovers a powerful, concrete, and nondogmatic Platonic reply to ancient critics of philosophy such as Aristophanes and suggests a further Platonic response to modern critics of classical rationalism such as Nietzsche and Rorty. Moreover, it shows how Socrates' education to virtue teaches him that the philosopher must always respect and examine alternative accounts of nobility and excellence. The book argues that the recovery of Socratic education can strengthen liberal democracy not only by broadening and invigorating political, moral, and religious debate but also by serving as an example of virtue in an open society
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lutz, Mark J
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B318.V57
LC item number
L88 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Socrates
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Virtue
  • Virtues
  • Virtue
  • Virtues
  • Tugend
Label
Socrates' education to virtue : learning the love of the noble, Mark J. Lutz
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Platonism and liberalism -- The problematic foundations of Socratic virtue -- Plato's Aristophanes : the poet's challenge to Socrates' human wisdom -- The education of Socrates' erotic love of the noble -- Alcibiades' education to virtue -- Socrates and Alcibiades in the Symposium : the failure and triumph of Socratic education -- The civic understanding of virtue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780791436530
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97016696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36847743
  • (OCoLC)ocm36847743
Label
Socrates' education to virtue : learning the love of the noble, Mark J. Lutz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-204) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Platonism and liberalism -- The problematic foundations of Socratic virtue -- Plato's Aristophanes : the poet's challenge to Socrates' human wisdom -- The education of Socrates' erotic love of the noble -- Alcibiades' education to virtue -- Socrates and Alcibiades in the Symposium : the failure and triumph of Socratic education -- The civic understanding of virtue
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 214 pages
Isbn
9780791436530
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
97016696
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36847743
  • (OCoLC)ocm36847743

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