Socrates and the Immoralists
Socrates and the Immoralists assembles an in-depth exploration of Socrates' argument for the just life, focusing specifically on the dialogues with the 'immoralists' Polus, Callicles, and Thrasymachus, and illuminates the complexities of Socrates' thought, showing the interplay of the seemingly contradictory parts of Socrates' ambition, ultimately vindicating the overall coherence of his views.
- Paperback | 250 pages
- 152.4 x 228.6 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
- 28 Feb 2008
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Preface Part 2 Socrates Chapter 3 Socrates' Mission Chapter 4 Was Socrates Just? Chapter 5 Socrates' Choice for Justice: Apology and Crito Part 6 Socrates' Immoralist Opponents Chapter 7 Socrates' Immoral Opponents and the Failure of Moral Reform Chapter 8 Socrates v. Polus Chapter 9 Socrates v. Callicles Part I: Natural Justice Chapter 10 Socrates v. Callicles Part II: Unqualified Hedonism Chapter 11 Socrates v. Thrasymachus Part I: Thrasymachus' World View Chapter 12 Socrates v. Thrasumachus Part II: Is Thrasymachus Refuted? Part 13 The Happiness of the Just Life Chapter 14 Socrates and Protagoras Chapter 15 Evaluative and Psychological Hedonism Chapter 16 Pleasure, Virtue, and Happiness
Socrates and the Immoralists is a dense read filled with the usual analytic tools: abbreviations (PH, EH), reconstructed arguments (S3a, S3b), and detailed appeal to the secondary literature. Not that there is anything wrong with that. Indeed, this work will serve as a good review of a central issue in Socratic studies. Ancient Philosophy
About Curtis N. Johnson
Curtis N. Johnson is Robert B. Pamplin, Jr. Professor of Government and Dean of the College at Lewis & Clark College.