The Resource Virtues of authenticity : essays on Plato and Socrates, Alexander Nehamas

Virtues of authenticity : essays on Plato and Socrates, Alexander Nehamas

Label
Virtues of authenticity : essays on Plato and Socrates
Title
Virtues of authenticity
Title remainder
essays on Plato and Socrates
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Nehamas
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The eminent philosopher and classical scholar Alexander Nehamas presents here a collection of his most important essays on Plato and Socrates. The papers are unified in theme by the idea that Plato's central philosophical concern in metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics was to distinguish the authentic from the fake, the original from its imitations. In approach, the collection displays Nehamas's characteristic combination of analytical rigor and sensitivity to the literary form and dramatic effect of Plato's work. Together, the papers represent Nehamas's distinct and original contributions to scholarship on Plato and Socrates and serve as a comprehensive introduction to the thought of these two philosophers." "In the book's opening section, Nehamas discusses Plato's representation of Socrates as a model of authentic human goodness, showing that Plato's Socrates is a more skeptical, troubling, and individualistic thinker than is usually supposed. The papers in the second section form a sustained defense of a new and important understanding of Plato's theory of the forms and the evolution of that theory in Plato's later writings. The third section examines Plato's contention that popular entertainment--by which he meant Greek epic and tragic poetry--misleads its audience into a debased life, an argument Nehamas relates to modern anxieties about television and other forms of popular culture. The collection also includes a discussion of Plato's use of the dialogue form in his representation of Socrates and carefully examines the combination of literary and philosophical elements in his work."
  • "Nehamas argues in the book that Plato's specific judgments of what is authentic are often flawed, but that his idea of authenticity as the mark of truth, beauty, and goodness is stronger than many modern scholars have assumed. In drawing together Nehamas's many influential ideas about Plato and Socrates, Virtues of Authenticity is a major contribution to the study of ancient Greek philosophy. Book jacket."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nehamas, Alexander
Index
index present
LC call number
B395
LC item number
.N44 1999
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Socrates
  • Platon
  • Socrate
  • Plato
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Socrates
  • FILOSOFIA GREGA
  • FILOSOFIA ANTIGA
  • PLATONISMO
  • Authenticiteit
  • Deugden
Label
Virtues of authenticity : essays on Plato and Socrates, Alexander Nehamas
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Socrates : questions of goodness and method. Meno's paradox and Socrates as a teacher -- Socratic intellectualism -- What did Socrates teach and to whom did he teach it? -- Voices of silence : on Gregory Vlastos's Socrates -- Eristic, antilogic, sophistic, dialectic : Plato's demarcation of philosophy from Sophistry -- Plato : questions of metaphysics and epistemology. On Parmenides' Three ways of inquiry -- Plato on the imperfection of the sensible world -- Confusing universals and particulars in Plato's early dialogues -- Self-predication and Plato's theory of forms -- Participation and predication in Plato's later thought -- Episteme and Logos in Plato's later thought -- Plato : questions of beauty and the arts. Plato on imitation and poetry in Republic X -- Plato and the mass media Plato : individual works. The symposium -- The republic -- The phaedrus
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 372 pages
Isbn
9780691001777
Lccn
98007109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38936584
  • (OCoLC)ocm38936584
Label
Virtues of authenticity : essays on Plato and Socrates, Alexander Nehamas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Socrates : questions of goodness and method. Meno's paradox and Socrates as a teacher -- Socratic intellectualism -- What did Socrates teach and to whom did he teach it? -- Voices of silence : on Gregory Vlastos's Socrates -- Eristic, antilogic, sophistic, dialectic : Plato's demarcation of philosophy from Sophistry -- Plato : questions of metaphysics and epistemology. On Parmenides' Three ways of inquiry -- Plato on the imperfection of the sensible world -- Confusing universals and particulars in Plato's early dialogues -- Self-predication and Plato's theory of forms -- Participation and predication in Plato's later thought -- Episteme and Logos in Plato's later thought -- Plato : questions of beauty and the arts. Plato on imitation and poetry in Republic X -- Plato and the mass media Plato : individual works. The symposium -- The republic -- The phaedrus
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxvi, 372 pages
Isbn
9780691001777
Lccn
98007109
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38936584
  • (OCoLC)ocm38936584

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