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The Resource Socratic ignorance and Platonic knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato, Sara Ahbel-Rappe

Socratic ignorance and Platonic knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato, Sara Ahbel-Rappe

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Socratic ignorance and Platonic knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato
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Socratic ignorance and Platonic knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato
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Sara Ahbel-Rappe
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eng
Summary
In this highly original and provocative book, Sara Ahbel-Rappe argues that the Platonic dialogues contain an esoteric Socrates who signifies a profound commitment to self-knowledge and whose appearances in the dialogues are meant to foster the practice of self-inquiry. According to Ahbel-Rappe, the elenchus, or inner examination, and the thesis that virtue is knowledge, are tools for a contemplative practice that teaches us how to investigate the mind and its objects directly. In other words, the Socratic persona of the dialogues represents wisdom, which is distinct from and serves as the larger space in which Platonic knowledge--ethics, epistemology, and metaphysics--is constructed. Ahbel-Rappe offers complete readings of the Apology, Charmides, Alcibiades I, Euthyphro, Lysis, Phaedrus, Theaetetus, and Parmenides, as well as parts of the Republic. Her interpretation challenges two common approaches to the figure of Socrates: the thesis that the dialogues represent an "early" Plato who later disavows his reliance on Socratic wisdom, and the thesis that Socratic ethics can best be expressed by the construct of eudaimonism or egoism--back cover
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1960-
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Ahbel-Rappe, Sara
Dewey number
184
Index
index present
LC call number
B395
LC item number
.A455 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in western esoteric traditions
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  • Plato
  • Socrates
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Socratic ignorance and Platonic knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato, Sara Ahbel-Rappe
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-243) and indexes
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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MSTDDAPRINT1009151313
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781438469270
Lccn
2017023405
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
Label
Socratic ignorance and Platonic knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato, Sara Ahbel-Rappe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-243) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MSTDDAPRINT1009151313
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxxviii, 258 pages
Isbn
9781438469270
Lccn
2017023405
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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