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The Resource Plato's Charmides : positive Elenchus in a "Socratic" dialogue, Thomas M. Tuozzo

Plato's Charmides : positive Elenchus in a "Socratic" dialogue, Thomas M. Tuozzo

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Plato's Charmides : positive Elenchus in a "Socratic" dialogue
Title
Plato's Charmides
Title remainder
positive Elenchus in a "Socratic" dialogue
Statement of responsibility
Thomas M. Tuozzo
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "This book argues that Plato's Charmides presents a unitary but incomplete argument intended to lead its readers to substantive philosophical insights"--
  • "This book argues that Plato's Charmides presents a unitary but incomplete argument intended to lead its readers to substantive philosophical insights. Through careful, contextually sensitive analysis of Plato's arguments concerning the virtue of sophrosyne, Thomas M. Tuozzo brings the dialogue's lines of inquiry together, carrying Plato's argument forward to a substantive conclusion. This innovative reading of Charmides reverses misconceptions about the dialogue that stemmed from an impoverished conception of Socratic elenchus and unquestioned acceptance of ancient historiography's demonization of Critias. It views Socratic argument as a tool intended to move its addressee to substantive philosophical insights. It also argues, on the basis of recent historical research, a review of the fragments of Critias' oeuvre, and Plato's use of Critias in other dialogues, that Plato had a nuanced, generally positive view of Critias. Throughout, readers are alerted to textual difficulties whose proper resolution is crucial to understanding Plato's often abstract arguments"--
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DLC
Dewey number
184
Index
index present
LC call number
B366
LC item number
.T86 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Plato's Charmides : positive Elenchus in a "Socratic" dialogue, Thomas M. Tuozzo
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Approaching the Dialogue: 1. Methodological preliminaries; 2. Historical and cultural context; Part II. Appropaching the Argument: 3. The opening scene; 4. Dialectic in the Charmides; Part III. The Dialectical Investigation: 5. Sophrosyne and its value; 6. Sophrosyne as self-knowledge: two reformulations; 7. Possibility of self-knowledge: Critian formulation; 8. Possibilitiy of self-knowledge; Socratic formulation; 9. Return of the value question; 10. Socrates' final speech and closing scene; 11. Sophrosyne, knowledge, and the good
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 359 p.
Isbn
9780521190404
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011000375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn697036782
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793786004
Label
Plato's Charmides : positive Elenchus in a "Socratic" dialogue, Thomas M. Tuozzo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: Part I. Approaching the Dialogue: 1. Methodological preliminaries; 2. Historical and cultural context; Part II. Appropaching the Argument: 3. The opening scene; 4. Dialectic in the Charmides; Part III. The Dialectical Investigation: 5. Sophrosyne and its value; 6. Sophrosyne as self-knowledge: two reformulations; 7. Possibility of self-knowledge: Critian formulation; 8. Possibilitiy of self-knowledge; Socratic formulation; 9. Return of the value question; 10. Socrates' final speech and closing scene; 11. Sophrosyne, knowledge, and the good
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 359 p.
Isbn
9780521190404
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011000375
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn697036782
  • UtOrBLW
  • (OCoLC)ocn793786004

Library Locations

    • Harold B. Lee Library Brigham Young University, Provo, UT, 84602, US
      40.249156 -111.649242
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