Philosophical Studies Series

Agora, Academy, and the Conduct of Philosophy

Authors: Nails, Debra

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Agora, Academy, and the Conduct of Philosophy offers extremely careful and detailed criticisms of some of the most important assumptions scholars have brought to bear in beginning the process of (Platonic) interpretation. It goes on to offer a new way to group the dialogues, based on important facts in the lives and philosophical practices of Socrates - the main speaker in most of Plato's dialogues - and of Plato himself. Both sides of Debra Nails's arguments deserve close attention: the negative side, which exposes a great deal of diversity in a field that often claims to have achieved a consensus; and the positive side, which insists that we must attend to what we know of these philosophers' lives and practices, if we are to make a serious attempt to understand why Plato wrote the way he did, and why his writings seem to depict different philosophies and even different approaches to philosophizing.
From the Preface by Nicholas D. Smith.

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Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

Buy this book

eBook 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Agora, Academy, and the Conduct of Philosophy
Authors
Series Title
Philosophical Studies Series
Series Volume
63
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0151-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0151-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3543-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4068-6
Series ISSN
0921-8599
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 267
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