The Platonic Alcibiades I: The Dialogue and its Ancient Reception

2016.03.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews François Renaud and Harold Tarrant, The Platonic Alcibiades I: The Dialogue and its Ancient Reception, Cambridge University
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2016.03.20 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews François Renaud and Harold Tarrant, The Platonic Alcibiades I: The Dialogue and its Ancient Reception, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 292pp., $99.99 (hbk), ISBN 9780521199124. Reviewed by Francisco J. Gonzalez, University of Ottawa Among the number of possible reasons for studying the ancient reception of a Platonic dialogue, François Renaud and Harold Tarrant define their approach as "the study of the ancient commentators for their possible contributions to current Plato scholarship" (7). They give several reasons that recommend this approach, but I will highlight a general as well as a specific category of reasons: generally, the study of the ancient commentators can be an opportunity to create a critical distance from, and thus reflect on, our current hermeneutical assumptions (9) and even our own conception of what philosophy is (11); specifically, what can be described as the 'unitary' reading of. . .

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