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The Resource Socrates and self-knowledge, Christopher Moore

Socrates and self-knowledge, Christopher Moore

Label
Socrates and self-knowledge
Title
Socrates and self-knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Moore
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this book, the first systematic study of Socrates's reflections on self-knowledge, Christopher Moore examines the ancient precept 'know yourself' and, drawing on Plato, Aristophanes, Xenophon, and others, reconstructs and reassesses the arguments about self-examination, personal ideals, and moral maturity at the heart of the Socratic project. What has been thought to be a purely epistemological or metaphysical inquiry turns out to be deeply ethical, intellectual, and social. Knowing yourself is more than attending to your beliefs, discerning the structure of your soul, or recognizing your ignorance - it is constituting yourself as a self who can be guided by knowledge toward the good life. This is neither a wholly introspective nor a completely isolated pursuit: we know and constitute ourselves best through dialogue with friends and critics. This rich and original study will be of interest to researchers in the philosophy of Socrates, selfhood, and ancient thought"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
183/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B317
LC item number
.M67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Socrates and self-knowledge, Christopher Moore
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-266) 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
1. Introduction: Socrates and the precept 'know yourself' -- 2. Charmides: on impossibility and uselessness -- 3. Alcibiades: mirrors of the soul -- 4. Phaedrus: less conceited than Typhon -- 5. Philebus: pleasure and unification -- 6. Xenophon's Memorabilia 4.2: owning yourself -- 7. Conclusion: challenges and a defense
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781107123304
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015014245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025377391
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934155479
  • UtOrBLW
Label
Socrates and self-knowledge, Christopher Moore
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-266) 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
1. Introduction: Socrates and the precept 'know yourself' -- 2. Charmides: on impossibility and uselessness -- 3. Alcibiades: mirrors of the soul -- 4. Phaedrus: less conceited than Typhon -- 5. Philebus: pleasure and unification -- 6. Xenophon's Memorabilia 4.2: owning yourself -- 7. Conclusion: challenges and a defense
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 275 pages
Isbn
9781107123304
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015014245
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40025377391
System control number
  • (OCoLC)934155479
  • UtOrBLW

Library Locations

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