A Companion to Socrates
April 2008, Wiley-Blackwell
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Part I: Socrates in Antiquity.
Section I: Biography and Sources.
1. The Trial and Death of Socrates. (Debra Nails).
2. Socrates and Euripides. (Christian Wildberg).
3. Socrates Among the Sophists. (Paul Woodruff).
4. Socrates the Freethinker. (Richard Janko).
5. How does Socrates’ Divine Sign Communicate with Him? (A. A. Long).
6. Socrates, Antisthenes, and the Cynics. (Susan Prince).
7. Xenophon’s Socrates. (Louis-André Dorion).
8. Picturing Socrates. (Ken Lapatin).
Section II: Plato.
9. Socrates in Plato’s Dialogues.(Christopher Rowe).
10. No One Errs Willingly: The Meaning of Socratic Intellectualism. (Heda Segvic).
11. Socratic Love. (George Rudebusch).
12. Socrates and Religious Experience. (John Bussanich).
13. The Politics of Plato’s Socrates. (Rachana Kamtekar).
14. The Examined Life. (Richard Kraut).
15. Socrates: Preacher or Seeker? (Rosalyn Weiss).
16. Socratic Method and Socratic Truth. (Harold Tarrant).
Section III: Hellenistic Philosophy.
17. Socrates in the Stoa. (Eric Brown).
18. Socrates and Epictetus. (Tad Brennan).
19. Socrates and Skepticism. (Richard Bett).
Part II: Socrates After Antiquity.
Section IV: From the Medieval Period to Modernity.
20. Socrates in Arabic Philosophy. (Ilai Alon).
21. Socrates in the Italian Renaissance. (James Hankins).
22. The Private Life of Socrates in Early Modern France. (Daniel R. McLean).
23. Socrates in Hegel and Others. (Nicholas White).
Section V: The Modern Period.
25. Kierkegaard’s Socratic Point of View. (Paul Meunch).
26. Nietzsche and “The Problem of Socrates”. (James I. Porter).
27. The Socratic Hermeneutics of Heidegger and Gadamer. (Francisco J. Gonzalez).
28. The Socratic Method and Psychoanalysis. (Jonathan Lear).
29. Lacan and Socrates. (Mark Buchan).
30. From Grade School to Law School: Socrates’ Legacy in Education. (Avi Mintz).
31. Socrates’ Definitional Inquiries and the History of Philosophy. (Hayden W. Ausland).
IndexThis Companion explores the profound influence of Socrates on the history of Western philosophy and provides an in-depth discussion of the various approaches to his philosophy..
Written by an outstanding international team of scholars, the volume covers the whole range of Socratic studies from the ancient world to the present day. The contributors review Socrates’ life and the key philosophical doctrines associated with him, and examine Socrates’ place in the larger philosophical traditions of the Hellenistic world, the Roman Empire, the Arabic world, the Renaissance, and contemporary Europe. They consider interdisciplinary subjects such as Socrates and Nietzsche, Socrates and psychoanalysis, and representations of Socrates in art..
This distinctive Companion will help readers to understand the meaning and significance of Socrates across the ages.