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The Resource Plato's Socrates as educator, Gary Alan Scott

Plato's Socrates as educator, Gary Alan Scott

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Plato's Socrates as educator
Title
Plato's Socrates as educator
Statement of responsibility
Gary Alan Scott
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Language
eng
Summary
  • Despite his ceaseless efforts to purge his fellow citizens of their unfounded opinions and to bring them to care for what he believes to be the most important things, Plato's Socrates rarely succeeds in his pedagogical project with the characters he encounters. This is in striking contrast to the historical Socrates, who spawned the careers of Plato, Xenophon, and other authors of Socratic dialogues. Through an examination of Socratic pedagogy under its most propitious conditions, focusing on a narrow class of dialogues featuring Lysis and Alcibiades, this book answers the question: "why does Plato portray his divinely appointed gadfly as such a dramatic failure?"
  • "Despite his ceaseless efforts to purge his fellow citizens of their unfounded opinions and to bring them to care for what he believes to be the most important things, Plato's Socrates rarely succeeds in his pedagogical project with the characters he encounters. This is in striking contrast to the historical Socrates, who spawned the careers of Plato, Xenophon, and other authors of Socratic dialogues. Through an examination of Socratic pedagogy under its most propitious conditions, focusing on a narrow class of dialogues featuring Lysis and Alcibiades, this book answers the question: "why does Plato portray his divinely appointed gadfly as such a dramatic failure?""--BOOK JACKET
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1952-
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Scott, Gary Alan
Dewey number
183/.2
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B318.M48
LC item number
S36 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
SUNY series in ancient Greek philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Socrates
  • Plato
  • Plato
  • Plato
  • Methodology
  • Philosophy
Label
Plato's Socrates as educator, Gary Alan Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Socrates' First Conversation with Lysis (206e3-211b5)
  • Step One--The Unsettling: Disturbing What Is Familiar
  • Step Two--The Arousal: Fanning the Flames of Desire
  • Step Three--The Chastening: Reimposing Limits
  • Conclusion: The Positive Results of the Lysis
  • The Alcibiades I: Socratic Dialogue as Self-Care
  • Disarming Alcibiades: The Preliminary Contest
  • Introduction to the Problem of Taking Trouble over Oneself
  • The Meaning of Taking Trouble over Oneself
  • Practices for "Taking Trouble": Gumnastike and Mathesis
  • Socrates and Teaching
  • Gumnastike and Dialogue
  • Learning What Needs to Be Learned
  • Conclusion: The Ominous End of the Alcibiades I
  • The Symposium: Eros, Truth Telling, and the Preservation of Freedom
  • Alcibiades' Motive in the Agon with Socrates
  • Alcibiades' Attempt to Dominate Socrates
  • Eros and Thumos
  • The Vindication of Socrates' Approach to Others
  • Irony and Inebriation: Two Ways of Telling the Truth
  • Six Points of Emphasis in Alcibiades' Speech
  • Why Socrates Denies Being a Teacher
  • Inebriation and Parrhesia in Truth Telling
  • Conclusion: Adjudicating the Agon over Truth Telling
  • Conventional Athenian Assumptions about Teachers and Teaching
  • Socrates as Student: The Contrast between a Market and a Gift Economy
  • The Meaning of "Teaching" in the Gorgias: "Additive" versus "Integrative" Models
  • Conclusion: The Socratic Paideusis
  • The Lysis: Limits and Liberation in Socrates' Encounter with Lysis
  • The Threshold Imagery in the Dramatic Setting and Prologue (203a1-206e2)
Control code
43859380
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780791447239
Isbn Type
(HC : acid-free paper)
Lccn
00027112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Plato's Socrates as educator, Gary Alan Scott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Socrates' First Conversation with Lysis (206e3-211b5)
  • Step One--The Unsettling: Disturbing What Is Familiar
  • Step Two--The Arousal: Fanning the Flames of Desire
  • Step Three--The Chastening: Reimposing Limits
  • Conclusion: The Positive Results of the Lysis
  • The Alcibiades I: Socratic Dialogue as Self-Care
  • Disarming Alcibiades: The Preliminary Contest
  • Introduction to the Problem of Taking Trouble over Oneself
  • The Meaning of Taking Trouble over Oneself
  • Practices for "Taking Trouble": Gumnastike and Mathesis
  • Socrates and Teaching
  • Gumnastike and Dialogue
  • Learning What Needs to Be Learned
  • Conclusion: The Ominous End of the Alcibiades I
  • The Symposium: Eros, Truth Telling, and the Preservation of Freedom
  • Alcibiades' Motive in the Agon with Socrates
  • Alcibiades' Attempt to Dominate Socrates
  • Eros and Thumos
  • The Vindication of Socrates' Approach to Others
  • Irony and Inebriation: Two Ways of Telling the Truth
  • Six Points of Emphasis in Alcibiades' Speech
  • Why Socrates Denies Being a Teacher
  • Inebriation and Parrhesia in Truth Telling
  • Conclusion: Adjudicating the Agon over Truth Telling
  • Conventional Athenian Assumptions about Teachers and Teaching
  • Socrates as Student: The Contrast between a Market and a Gift Economy
  • The Meaning of "Teaching" in the Gorgias: "Additive" versus "Integrative" Models
  • Conclusion: The Socratic Paideusis
  • The Lysis: Limits and Liberation in Socrates' Encounter with Lysis
  • The Threshold Imagery in the Dramatic Setting and Prologue (203a1-206e2)
Control code
43859380
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 251 pages
Isbn
9780791447239
Isbn Type
(HC : acid-free paper)
Lccn
00027112
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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