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The Resource The art of living : Socratic reflections from Plato to Foucault, Alexander Nehamas

The art of living : Socratic reflections from Plato to Foucault, Alexander Nehamas

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The art of living : Socratic reflections from Plato to Foucault
Title
The art of living
Title remainder
Socratic reflections from Plato to Foucault
Statement of responsibility
Alexander Nehamas
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In modern times, philosophy has been a theoretical discipline rather than a practice or mode of life. In antiquity, however, Greek and Roman philosophers of all stripes turned to Socrates as the model of what a truly philosophical life should be. The idea of a philosophical life, and of philosophy as the art of living, though it is now in neglect among professional philosophers, has survived in the works of such major modern authors as Montaigne, Nietzsche, and Foucault. Why does each of these philosophers, fundamentally concerned with their own originality, return, like their ancient predecessors, to Socrates as their model? Why do they need a model at all? And why is the Socrates of Plato's dialogues suitable as a model? Uniquely, Socrates shows by example the way toward establishing an individual mode of life, a way that will not force his followers to repeat the life of Socrates but will compel them to search for their own
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digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
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1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nehamas, Alexander
Dewey number
190
Index
index present
LC call number
BJ1595
LC item number
.N37 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Sather classical lectures
Series volume
v. 61
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  • Socrates
  • Conduct of life
  • Philosophers
  • Socrates
  • Socrates
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Conduct of life
  • Filosofie
  • Levenskunst
  • Filosofia antiga
  • Filosofia socrática
  • Modo de vida (filosofia)
Label
The art of living : Socratic reflections from Plato to Foucault, Alexander Nehamas
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) 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
  • Silence
  • Platonic irony: author and audience
  • Socratic irony: character and interlocutors
  • Socratic irony: character and author
  • Voices
  • A face for Socrates' reason: Montaigne's "Of physiognomy"
  • A reason for Socrates' face: Nietzsche on "The problem of Socrates"
  • A fare for Socrates' reason: Foucault on The care of the self
Control code
45843317
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 283 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520925519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843317
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The art of living : Socratic reflections from Plato to Foucault, Alexander Nehamas
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-270) 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
  • Silence
  • Platonic irony: author and audience
  • Socratic irony: character and interlocutors
  • Socratic irony: character and author
  • Voices
  • A face for Socrates' reason: Montaigne's "Of physiognomy"
  • A reason for Socrates' face: Nietzsche on "The problem of Socrates"
  • A fare for Socrates' reason: Foucault on The care of the self
Control code
45843317
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 283 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780520925519
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843317
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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