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Cross-Examining Socrates A Defense of the Interlocutors in Plato's Early Dialogues

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ISBN-10: 0521607590

ISBN-13: 9780521607599

Edition: N/A

Authors: John Beversluis

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This book is a re-reading of Platos early dialogues from the point of view of the characters with whom Socrates engages in debate. Socrates interlocutors are generally acknowledged to play important dialectical and dramatic roles, but no previous book has focused mainly on them. Existing studies are thoroughly dismissive of the interlocutors and reduce them to the status of mere mouthpieces for views which are hopelessly confused or demonstrably false. This book takes interlocutors seriously and treats them as genuine intellectual opponents whose views are often more defensible than commentators have standardly thought. The authors purpose is not to summarise their positions or the…    
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Book details

List price: $58.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/5/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

John Beversluis (Carmel, CA), now semi-retired, taught philosophy for many years at Butler University in Indianapolis, IN. He is the author of Cross-examining Socrates (2000) and a number of articles in various philosophical journals.

Introduction
The Socratic interlocutor
Elenchus and sincere assent
Crito
Ion
Hippias
Laches and Nicias
Charmides and Critias
Euthyphro
Cephalus
Polemarchus
Thrasymachus
Hippocrates
Protagoras
Gorgias
Polus
Callicles
The last days of the Socratic interlocutor