The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates [Paperback]

John Bussanich (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781474250894 | Published by: Bloomsbury | Year of Publication: 2015 | Language: English 448p,

The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates


Socrates, the largely enigmatic Greek thinker, has had a remarkably enduring influence on virtually every area of philosophical enterprise. The Bloomsbury Companion to Socrates introduces readers to the main issues in the philosophy of Socrates. With 13 different sections, this Companion presents an overview of current research in the various features, themes and topics apparent in Socrates' thought, including Socratic irony, metaphysics, epistemology, happiness, virtue, moral psychology, philosophy of love, political philosophy, and religious belief. With additional chapters on the historical Socrates and his prosecution by the democracy of Athens, this is a comprehensive and accessible introduction to Socrates' life and death, character and philosophical concerns.

Table of Contents

List of Contributors \ Preface \ 1. The Quest for the Historical Socrates Robin Waterfield \ 2. Socratic Irony Iakovos Vasiliou \ 3. Socratic Philosophizing David Wolfsdorf \ 4. Socratric Metaphysics William J. Prior \ 5. Socratic Ignorance and Types of Knowledge Keith McPartland \ 6. The Priority of Definition Hugh H. Benson \ 7. Socratic Eudaimonism Naomi Reshotko \ 8. Socratic Moral Psychology Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith \ 9. Socrates on Love Suzanne Obdrzalek \ 10. Socrates' Political Philosophy Curtis N. Johnson \ 11. Socratic Theology and Piety Mark L. McPherran \ 12. Socrates' Religious Experiences John Bussanich \ 13. The Politics of Impiety: Why was Socrates Prosecuted by the Athenian Democracy? Mark Ralkowski \ Notes \ Bibliography \ Index

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