Politics in Socrates' Alcibiades: A Philosophical Account of Plato's Dialogue Alcibiades Major

2015.08.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andre Archie, Politics in Socrates' Alcibiades: A Philosophical Account of Plato's Dialogue Alcibiades Major, Springer, 2015,
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2015.08.23 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Andre Archie, Politics in Socrates' Alcibiades: A Philosophical Account of Plato's Dialogue Alcibiades Major, Springer, 2015, 143pp., $54.99 (pbk), ISBN 9783319152684. Reviewed by Ioannis D. Evrigenis, Tufts University Imagine a private conversation between two of the most influential figures of fifth century Athens: the adventurer responsible for the Sicilian Expedition and the city's eventual downfall, and the man who described himself as its gadfly, inspired Plato, and changed the shape of philosophy forever. Such is the plot of Plato's (first) Alcibiades, often referred to as the Alcibiades Major because a second dialogue attributed to Plato in antiquity is named in our lists of Plato's works as Second Alcibiades. Alcibiades is a dialogue between the notorious character after whom it is named and Socrates, set at a time when Alcibiades was still a young man, before his entry into his political and. . .

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