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The Philosophy of Socrates book. s/t: A Collection of Critical Essays.
Introduction: the paradox of Socrates, by G. Vlastos. Our knowledge of Socrates, by A. R. Lacey. Socrates in the Clouds, by K. J. Dover. Elenchus, by R. Robinson. Elenchus: direct and indirect, by R. Socratic definition, by R. Elenctic definitions, by G. Nakhnikian. Socrates on the definition. of piety: Euthyphro 10A-11B, by S. M. Cohen. Socrates at work on virtue and knowledge in Plato's Laches, by G. Santas. Virtues in action, by M. F. Burnyeat. The Socratic denial of Akrasia, by J. Walsh.
Part of the Modern Studies in Philosophy book series. Introduction: The Paradox of Socrates. Our Knowledge of Socrates. Socrates in the Clouds.
Gregory Vlastos (/ˈvlæstoʊs/; Greek: Γρηγόριος Βλαστός; July 27, 1907 – October 12, 1991) was a scholar of ancient philosophy, and author of several works on Plato and Socrates. A Christian, Vlastos also wrote about Christian faith. He is considered to be "a preeminent scholar on Socrates who transformed the analysis of classical philosophy.
Gregory Vlastos's book begins from the conviction that Socrates' strangeness is 'the key to his philosophy. It deserves as much honor as any work of scholarship in Greek philosophy in this century. ―Martha C. Nussbaum, The New Republic. It is a marvelous book, in which no major aspect of Socrates' career is eclipsed. What can be surmised about this extraordinary and arresting figure has been brilliantly presented and argued in this closely reasoned book, for which we are all greatly in Gregory Vlastas's debt. ―Charles Taylor, Times Literary Supplement.
Pre-Socratic philosophy is ancient Greek philosophy before Socrates and schools contemporary to Socrates that were not influenced by him. In Classical antiquity, the pre-Socratic philosophers were called physiologoi (Greek: φυσιολόγοι; in English, p. . In Classical antiquity, the pre-Socratic philosophers were called physiologoi (Greek: φυσιολόγοι; in English, physical or natural philosophers). Their inquiries spanned the workings of the natural world as well as human society, ethics, and religion, seeking explanations based on natural principles rather than the actions of supernatural gods
Black and Malcolm introduced Vlastos to a mode of philosophy that, although he never made it completely his own .
Black and Malcolm introduced Vlastos to a mode of philosophy that, although he never made it completely his own, nonetheless profoundly influenced his sense of which problems were important and, even more significantly, of the clarity and rigor with which they should be discussed. The result was nothing less than a revolution in the way Greek philosophy was studied in the English-speaking world.
Socrates’ Philosophy as a comprehensive philosophy. But the true dignity of the soul proceeds from the science, which is its authentic heritage
Socrates’ Philosophy as a comprehensive philosophy. But the true dignity of the soul proceeds from the science, which is its authentic heritage. A science that does not, as now, the phenomena of the outside world: Socrates takes the same stance against the theorists of nature that have no sense of humanity – and, moreover, against the sophists who do not, conversely, the meaning of science
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Recommend this journal. The Journal of Hellenic Studies.
Gregory Vlastos (1907-1991) was one of the twentieth century's most influential .
Gregory Vlastos (1907-1991) was one of the twentieth century's most influential scholars of ancient philosophy. The two volumes that comprise Studies in Greek Philosophy include nearly forty contributions by this acknowledged master of the philosophical essay. Volume II contains essays on the thought of Socrates, Plato, and later thinkers and essays dealing with ethical, social, and political issues as well as metaphysics, science, and the foundations of mathematics.