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Author Lampert, Laurence, 1941-

Title How philosophy became socratic [electronic resource] : a study of Plato's Protagoras, Charmides, and Republic / Laurence Lampert.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (vii, 441 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Philosophy in a time of splendor: Socrates in Periclean Athens before the war, c. 433 -- Protagoras : Socrates and the Greek enlightenment -- First words -- The frame conversation -- Socrates with a young Athenian -- Socrates in hades -- Protagoras introduces himself -- Socrates' challenge and invitation : can the political art be taught? -- Protagoras's display speech : why the political art is teachable -- Socrates' display speech, part I : the wise must teach that virtue is unitary -- Socrates stages a crisis -- Socrates' display sppech, part II : a wiser stance toward the wise Alcibiades presides -- Socrates' display speech, part III : a wiser stance toward the many -- The final tribunal ; courage and wisdom -- Socrates the victor -- Last words -- Socrates' politics for philosophy in 433 -- Note on the dramatic date of Protagoras and Alcibiades I -- Philosophy in a time of crisis : Socrates' return to war-ravaged, plague-ravaged Athens, late spring 429 -- Charmides : Socrates' philosophy and its transmission -- First words -- Socrates' intentions -- The spectacle of Charmides' entrance -- Critias scripts a play but Socrates takes it over -- Stripping Charmides' soul -- What Critias took from Socrates and what that riddler had in mind -- Should each of the beings become clearly apparent just as it is? -- The final definition of sôphrosunê, Socrates' definition -- The possibility of Socrates' sôphrosunê -- The benefit of Socrates' sôphrosunê -- Socrates judges the inquiry -- Last words -- Who might the auditor of Plato's Charmides be? -- Note on the dramatic date of Charmides -- The Republic: the birth of Platonism -- Socrates' great politics -- The world to which Socrates goes down -- First words -- The compelled and the voluntary -- Learning from Cephalus -- Polemarchus and Socratic justice -- Gentling Thrasymachus -- The state of the young in Athens -- Socrates' new beginning -- New gods -- New philosophers -- New justice in a new soul -- Compulsion and another beginning -- The center of the Republic: the philosopher ruler -- Glaucon, ally of the philosopher's rule -- Platonism: philosophy's political defense and introduction to philosophy -- Public speakers for philosophy -- Images of the greatest study: sun, line, cave -- The last act of the returned Odysseus -- Love and reverence for Homer -- Homer's deed -- Homer's children -- Rewards and prizes for Socrates' children -- Replacing Homer's Hades -- Last words -- Note on the dramatic date of the Republic.
Summary Plato's dialogues show Socrates at different ages, beginning when he was about nineteen and already deeply immersed in philosophy and ending with his execution five decades later. By presenting his model philosopher across a fifty-year span of his life, Plato leads his readers to wonder: does that time period correspond to the development of Socrates' thought? In this magisterial investigation of the evolution of Socrates' philosophy, Laurence Lampert answers in the affirmative. The chronological route that Plato maps for us, Lampert argues, reveals the enduring record of philosophy as it took.
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Subject Socrates.
Socrates -- Political and social views.
Plato. Protagoras.
Plato. Republic.
Plato. Charmides.
Philosophy, Ancient.
Philosophy, Ancient -- Political aspects.
Political science -- Philosophy.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lampert, Laurence, 1941- How philosophy became socratic. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010 9780226470962 (DLC) 2009052793 (OCoLC)457149570
ISBN 9780226470979 (electronic bk.)
0226470970 (electronic bk.)
9780226470962 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226470962 (cloth ; alk. paper)
Standard No. 9786612679117