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    DescriptionSocrates wrote nothing; Plato's accounts of Socrates helped to establish western politics, ethics, and metaphysics. Both have played crucial and dramatically changing roles in western culture. In the last two centuries, the triumph of democracy has led many to side with the Athenians against a Socrates whom they were right to kill. Meanwhile, the Cold War gave us polar images of Plato as both a dangerous totalitarian and an escapist intellectual. This book is framed by accounts of modern responses to the trials of Socrates and the ironies of Socratic inquiry. At its centre are two chapters exploring the idea of Platonic 'origins' in philosophy, and of Platonic 'foundations' for philosophical politics, as these have been read by Coleridge, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Popper, and Murdoch among others. Melissa Lane argues that the search for Platonic origins is an artefact of post-modern literalism. Yet images of Socratic inquiry can still invigorate our ethics and politics.


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    Title
    Plato's Progeny
    Subtitle
    How Plato and Socrates Still Captivate the Modern Mind
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Melissa Lane
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 178
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715628928
    ISBN 10: 0715628925
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    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010
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    DC21: 183.2
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    LC classification: B317 .L34 2001
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    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Melissa Lane is Lecturer in the History of Political Thought at Cambridge University and a Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. Her previous book was a study of Plato's Statesman and she has also written widely on contemporary thinkers.