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Socrates on Friendship and Community Reflections on Plato's Symposium, Phaedrus, and Lysis

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ISBN-10: 0521148839

ISBN-13: 9780521148832

Edition: 2010

Authors: Mary P. Nichols

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Book details

List price: $54.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/17/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 238
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Problem of Socrates: Kierkegaard and Nietzsche
Kierkegaard: Socrates vs. the God
Nietzsche: Call for an Artistic Socrates
Plato's Socrates
Love, Generation, and Political Community (The Symposium)
The Prologue
Phaedrus' Praise of Nobility
Pausanias' Praise of Law
Eryximachus' Praise of Art
Aristophanic Comedy
Tragic Victory
Socrates' Turn
Socrates' Prophetess and the Daemonic
Love as Generative
Alcibiades' Dramatic Entrance
Alcibiades' Images of Socrates
Alcibiades' Praise of Socrates' Virtues
Aftermath
The Incompleteness of the Symposium
Self-Knowledge, Love, and Rhetoric (Plato's Phaedrus)
The Setting
Non-Lovers (Lysias' Speech and Socrates' First Speech)
Souls and Their Fall
Lovers and Their Ascent
Prayer to Love
Contemporary Rhetoric and Politics
A Genuine Art of Rhetoric
Writing
Prayer to Pan
Who Is a Friend? (The Lysis)
Joining the Group
Getting Acquainted
Seeking a Friend
Are Friends the Ones Loving, the Ones Loved, or Both?
Are Likes Friends?
Are Unlikes Friends?
Are Those Who Are Neither Good Nor Bad Friends to the Good?
Are the Kindred Friends?
Who Might Friends Be?
Friendly Communities
Socratic Philosophizing
Socrates' Youthful Search for Cause
Socrates' Second Sailing and the Ideas
Piety, Poetry, and Friendship
Works Cited
Index