Item description for Platoªs Socrates As Educator (S U N Y Series in Ancient Greek Philosophy) by Gary Alan Scott...
Despite his ceaseless efforts to purge his fellow citizens of their unfounded opinions and to bring them to care for what he believes to be the most important things, Plato's Socrates rarely succeeds in his pedagogical project with the characters he encounters. This is in striking contrast to the historical Socrates, who spawned the careers of Plato, Xenophon, and other authors of Socratic dialogues. Through an examination of Socratic pedagogy under its most propitious conditions, focusing on a narrow class of dialogues featuring Lysis and Alcibiades, this book answers the question: "why does Plato portray his divinely appointed gadfly as such a dramatic failure?"
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Studio: State University of New York Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.8" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.8" Weight: 1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 19, 2000
Publisher State University of New York Press
ISBN 0791447235 ISBN13 9780791447239
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More About Gary Alan Scott
Gary Alan Scott is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Saint Peter's College.