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    Socrates: Fictions of a Philosopher (Hardback) By (author) Sarah Kofman, Translated by Catherine Porter


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    DescriptionSocrates is an flusive figure, Sarah Kofman asserts, and he is necessarily so since he did not write or directly state his beliefs. Kofman suggests that Socrates' avowal of ignorance was meant to be ironic. Later philosophers who interpreted his text invariably resisted the profoundly ironic character of his way of life and diverged widely in their interpretations of him. Kofman focuses especially on the views of Plato, Hegel, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.

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    Fictions of a Philosopher
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sarah Kofman, Translated by Catherine Porter
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 235 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 628 g
    ISBN 13: 9780801435515
    ISBN 10: 080143551X

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB, HPCA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T General Subject: 610
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, PHI009000
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002010, LIT004190
    DC22: 183.2
    DC21: 183.2
    DC22: 183/.2
    B&T Approval Code: A10201520
    LC classification: B317 .K6413 1998
    Thema V1.0: QDHA, DSBB, DB, NHD
    Cornell University Press
    Imprint name
    Cornell University Press
    Publication date
    21 May 1998
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Sarah Kofman's accounts of Hegel, Nietzsche, and Kierkegaard are clear and provocative, aided by a beautiful translation by Catherine Porter." Times Literary Supplement"