Socratic Wisdom : The Model of Knowledge in Plato's Early Dialogues
While the early Platonic dialogues have often been explored and appreciated for their ethical content, the characteristc features of these dialogues are decidedly epistemological - Socrates' method of questions and answers, known as elenchos, Socrates' fascination with definition, Socrates' profession of ignorance, and Socrates' thesis that virtue is knowledge. Benson here attempts to uncover the epistemological view that underlies these previously neglected features of Socratic thought.
- Hardback | 304 pages
- 158 x 234 x 26mm | 621.43g
- 03 Feb 2000
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
Socratic Wisdom has a clear and articulate structure ... is serious and successful ... careful and systematic ... a work to be taken seriously by everyone concerned with Plato. * Mind * Scholars will welcome this book ... this is a thorough and important account of some central problems in Socratic thought. It is lucidly written, well argued and, precisely because of its lucidity, is likely to prove controversial, in the sense that it will give scholars plenty of meat to get their teeth into. * The Heythrop Journal *