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The Resource Does Socrates have a method? : rethinking the elenchus in Plato's dialogues and beyond, edited by Gary Alan Scott

Does Socrates have a method? : rethinking the elenchus in Plato's dialogues and beyond, edited by Gary Alan Scott

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Does Socrates have a method? : rethinking the elenchus in Plato's dialogues and beyond
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Does Socrates have a method?
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rethinking the elenchus in Plato's dialogues and beyond
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edited by Gary Alan Scott
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eng
Summary
Although "the Socratic method" is commonly understood as a style of pedagogy involving cross-questioning between teacher and student, there has long been debate among scholars of ancient philosophy about how this method as attributed to Socrates should be defined or, indeed, whether Socrates can be said to have used any single, uniform method at all distinctive to his way of philosophizing. This volume brings together essays by classicists and philosophers examining this controversy anew. The point of departure for many of those engaged in the debate has been the identification of Socratic method with "the elenchus" as a technique of logical argumentation aimed at refuting an interlocutor, which Gregory Vlastos highlighted in an influential article in 1983. The essays in this volume look again at many of the issues to which Vlastos drew attention but also seek to broaden the discussion well beyond the limits of his formulation. Some contributors question the suitability of the elenchus as a general description of how Socrates engages his interlocutors; others trace the historical origins of the kinds of argumentation Socrates employs; others explore methods in addition to the elenchus that Socrates uses; several propose new ways of thinking about Socratic practices. Eight essays focus on specific dialogues, each examining why Plato has Socrates use the particular methods he does in the context defined by the dialogue. Overall, representing a wide range of approaches in Platonic scholarship, the volume aims to enliven and reorient the debate over Socratic method so as to set a new agenda for future research. This collection has been edited by Gary Alan Scott. Contributors are Hayden W. Ausland, Hugh H. Benson, Thomas C. Brickhouse, Michelle Carpenter, John M. Carvalho, Lloyd P. Gerson, Francisco J. Gonzalez, James H. Lesher, Mark McPherran, Ronald M. Polansky, Gerald A. Press, Franȯis Renaud, and W. Thomas Schmid, Nicholas D. Smith, P. Christopher Smith, Harold Tarrant, Joanne B. Waugh, and Charles M. Young
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N$T
Dewey number
183/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B318.M48
LC item number
D64 2002eb
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non fiction
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  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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1952-
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Scott, Gary Alan
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  • Socrates
  • Methodology
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Methodology
  • Socratische methode
  • Dialogen
  • Grieks
  • Aufsatzsammlung
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Does Socrates have a method? : rethinking the elenchus in Plato's dialogues and beyond, edited by Gary Alan Scott
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-318) and index
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online resource
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Contents
Parmenidean elenchos / James H. Lesher -- Forensic characteristics of Socratic argumentation / Hayden W. Ausland -- Elenchos and exetasis : capturing the purpose of Socratic interrogation / Harold Tarrant -- Comments on Lesher, Ausland, and Tarrant / Charles M. Young -- Variety of Socratic elenchi / Michelle Carpenter and Ronald M. Polansky -- Problems with Socratic method / Hugh H. Benson -- Elenctic interpretation and the Delphic oracle / Mark McPherran -- The Socratic elenchos? / Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith -- The Socratic elenchus as constructive protreptic / Francisco J. Gonzalez -- Humbling as upbringing : the ethical dimension of the elenchus in the Lysis / François Renaud -- The (de)construction of irrefutable argument in Plato's Philebus / P. Christopher Smith -- Elenchos, protreptic, and Platonic philosophizing / Lloyd P. Gerson -- Socratic dialectic in the Charmides / W. Thomas Schid -- The elenchos in the Charmides, 162-175 / Gerald A. Press -- Certainty and consistency in the Socratic elenchus / John M. Carvalho -- Questioning the self : a reaction to Carvalho, press, and Schmid / Joanne B. Waugh
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74652027
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1 online resource (xiii, 327 pages)
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9780271032214
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(OCoLC)74652027
Label
Does Socrates have a method? : rethinking the elenchus in Plato's dialogues and beyond, edited by Gary Alan Scott
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-318) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Parmenidean elenchos / James H. Lesher -- Forensic characteristics of Socratic argumentation / Hayden W. Ausland -- Elenchos and exetasis : capturing the purpose of Socratic interrogation / Harold Tarrant -- Comments on Lesher, Ausland, and Tarrant / Charles M. Young -- Variety of Socratic elenchi / Michelle Carpenter and Ronald M. Polansky -- Problems with Socratic method / Hugh H. Benson -- Elenctic interpretation and the Delphic oracle / Mark McPherran -- The Socratic elenchos? / Thomas C. Brickhouse and Nicholas D. Smith -- The Socratic elenchus as constructive protreptic / Francisco J. Gonzalez -- Humbling as upbringing : the ethical dimension of the elenchus in the Lysis / François Renaud -- The (de)construction of irrefutable argument in Plato's Philebus / P. Christopher Smith -- Elenchos, protreptic, and Platonic philosophizing / Lloyd P. Gerson -- Socratic dialectic in the Charmides / W. Thomas Schid -- The elenchos in the Charmides, 162-175 / Gerald A. Press -- Certainty and consistency in the Socratic elenchus / John M. Carvalho -- Questioning the self : a reaction to Carvalho, press, and Schmid / Joanne B. Waugh
Control code
74652027
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 327 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780271032214
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)74652027

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