Plato's Progeny

Plato's Progeny

How Socrates and Plato Still Captivate the Modern Mind

eBook - 2001
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Socrates wrote nothing; Plato's accounts of Socrates helped to establish western politics, ethics, and metaphysics. Both have played crucial and dramatically changing roles in western culture. In the last two centuries, the triumph of democracy has led many to side with the Athenians against a Socrates whom they were right to kill. Meanwhile the Cold War gave us polar images of Plato as both a dangerous totalitarian and an escapist intellectual. And visions of Plato have proliferated at the heart of postmodern critiques of the very idea of metaphysics and politics. Plato's Progeny begins wit.
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2001
ISBN: 9781472502292
1472502299
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 165 pages)

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