A Companion to Socrates  -     Edited By: Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Rachana Kamtekar
    By: Sara Ahbel-Rappe(Eds.) & Rachana Kamtekar(Eds.)
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A Companion to Socrates

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Socrates has been extremely influential in Western thought, philosophy, and experience. Understand the man behind so much of our thinking with this comprehensive Companion! Covering the life the life of Socrates, the key doctrines associated with him, the range of Socratic studies, and Socrates' place in the larger philosophical world, you'll be better equipped to identify and understand the influence of Socrates. 560 pages, paperback.

Product Information

Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 560
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2009
ISBN: 1405192607
ISBN-13: 9781405192606
Series: Blackwell Companions to Philosophy

Publisher's Description

Written by an outstanding international team of scholars, thisCompanion explores the profound influence of Socrates on thehistory of Western philosophy.
  • Discusses the life of Socrates and key philosophical doctrinesassociated with him
  • Covers the whole range of Socratic studies from the ancientworld to contemporary European philosophy
  • Examines Socrates’ place in the larger philosophicaltraditions of the Hellenistic world, the Roman Empire, the Arabicworld, the Renaissance, and contemporary Europe
  • Addresses interdisciplinary subjects such as Socrates andNietzsche, Socrates and psychoanalysis, and representations ofSocrates in art
  • Helps readers to understand the meaning and significance ofSocrates across the ages

Author Bio

Sara Ahbel-Rappe is Associate Professor of Greek and Latin at the University of Michigan. She is the author of Reading Neoplatonism (2000) and a translation of Damascius’ Doubts and Solutions Concerning First Principles (forthcoming).

Rachana Kamtekar is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Arizona.

Editorial Reviews

"Everyone interested in Socrates and his legacy will find somethingvaluable in this book..." Notre Dame PhilosophicalReviews

"A remarkably rich and imaginative collection. Socrates was aphilosopher who became a cultural icon; this book, with its massivehistorical range and its great variety of scholarly approach, doesunique justice to his complexity."
G.R.F. Ferrari, University of California, Berkeley

"This is a stimulating collection that succeeds admirably inconveying the enormous range of responses that the ever puzzlingSocrates has inspired through the ages, and continues to inspire.The essays on Plato's Socrates are fresh and vigorous, and theattention paid to later perspectives (from antiquity to thepresent, and especially recent centuries) helps make this volume adistinctive and unusually illuminating addition to Socraticstudies. It should be a welcome companion to a figure who attracteddevoted companions in his lifetime, and legions more ever since."Stephen White, University of Texas at Austin

"Technical issues are treated thoroughly and comprehensibly andthe state of knowledge on Socrates is comprehensively presentedboth for today and its historical contexts. Its subject matter willbe of interest to non-specialists with a penchant for philosophy,or for the history of thoght, since there is as much of interesthere about the influence of Socrates on later periods as there ison the thought of the philosopher himself." ReferenceReviews

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