François Renaud,Harold Tarrant's The Platonic Alcibiades I: The Dialogue and its Ancient PDF

By François Renaud,Harold Tarrant

even though it used to be influential for numerous hundred years after it first seemed, doubts concerning the authenticity of the Platonic Alcibiades i've got unnecessarily impeded its interpretation ever due to the fact. It positions itself firmly in the Platonic and Socratic traditions, and may for that reason be approached within the comparable approach as such a lot different Platonic dialogues. It paints a shiny portrait of a Socrates in his overdue thirties tackling the unrealistic pursuits of the younger Alcibiades, urging him to come back to grasp himself and to take care of himself. François Renaud and Harold Tarrant think again the drama and philosophy of Alcibiades I with a watch on these interpreters who loved it such a lot. sleek students on a regular basis play down a number of of the spiritual, erotic, philosophic or dramatic elements of the discussion, so historic Platonist interpreters are given designated attention. This wealthy examine will curiosity quite a lot of readers in old philosophy.

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