Cross-Examining Socrates: A Defense of the Interlocutors in Plato's Early Dialogues

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Cambridge University Press, 2000 M01 6 - 416 pages
This book is a re-reading of the early dialogues of Plato from the point of view of the people with whom Socrates engages in debate. Existing studies are thoroughly dismissive of the interlocutors and reduce them to the status of mere mouthpieces for views which are hopelessly confused or demonstrably false. This book takes interlocutors seriously and treats them as genuine intellectual opponents whose views are often more defensible than commentators have standardly thought.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
The Socratic interlocutor
18
Elenchus and sincere assent
37
Crito
59
Ion
75
Hippias
94
Laches and Nicias III
111
Charmides and Critias
135
Thrasymachus
221
Hippocrates
245
Protagoras
257
Gorgias
291
Polus
315
Callicles
339
The last days of the Socratic interlocutor
377
Bibliography
384

Euthyphro
160
Cephalus
185
Polemarchus
203

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