Plato's Phaedrus

Published on Jan 1, 1952
A. C. Lloyd1
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R. Hackforth1
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The dialogue begins with a playful discussion of erotic passion, then extends the theme to consider the nature of inspiration, love and knowledge. The centerpiece is the myth of the charioteer - the famous and moving account of the vision, fall and incarnation of the soul. Professor Hackforth here translates the dialogue for the student and general reader. There is a running commentary on the course of the argument and the meaning of the key Greek terms, and a full intoduction to explain the philosophical background and the place of this work among Plato's writings.
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Published on Jan 1, 2014in Philosophy and Rhetoric
This article argues that in his second speech of the Phaedrus (the “palinode”), Socrates gives an intentionally fallacious argument. He gives this argument, starting “all/every soul is immortal” (245c6–246a2), to show his speech-loving friend Phaedrus how—rather than simply to tell him that—analytic as much as imagistic speech can persuade without deserving conviction. This argument joins four others that recent Phaedrus scholarship has shown to be deliberately misconstructed. The entire dialogu...
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Published on Jun 1, 2015
Hugh H. Benson2
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Chapter 1: Clitophon's Challenge Chapter 2: Learning from Others in the Elenctic Dialogues Chapter 3: Meno's Paradox & the Theory of Recollection Chapter 4: The Method of Hypothesis: Not A Mere Second Best Chapter 5: The Method of Hypothesis: A Preliminary Sketch Chapter 6: The Method of Hypothesis: Socrates at Work in the Meno Chapter 7: The Method of Hypothesis: Socrates at Work in the Phaedo Chapter 8: The Method of Hypothesis: Socrates At Work in the Republic Chapter 9: Dialectic in the Repu...
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Published on Oct 26, 2015in Journal of ancient philosophy
Marco Zingano1
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In Phaedrus 228a5-6, Socrates recollects what Phaedrus has just said about his meeting with Lysias. In this passage, 228b5 eἰ μὴ πάνυ τι ἦν μακρός is traditionally read as an independent sentence, saying that Phaedrus is able to learn by heart a discourse unless it is not a bit too long. So read it would make Socrates behave in a rude way, as he gratuitously reminds us that Phaedrus’ ability to retain discourses is pretty limited. But when eἰ μή is governed by a swearing such as 228b4 νὴ τὸν κύν...
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Published on Apr 1, 2014in Journal of Dental Education 1.10
Stein Cd1
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Eisenberg Es1
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(University of Pittsburgh)
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Many dental schools are currently struggling with the adoption of emerging technologies and the incorporation of these technologies into the educational process. Dental students exhibit an increasing degree of digital comfort when using social networking, mobile devices, search engines, or e-textbooks. Although the majority of students might consider themselves to be very skilled at using information technology, many faculty members would claim the opposite when evaluating their own knowledge an...
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Published on Feb 1, 2013in Res Publica
Mihaela Georgieva (Maastricht University)
Friendship does not sit easily with most of modern political philosophy, and it has been conspicuously absent as a concept from discussions in contemporary political philosophy as well. While the work of feminists, and to a certain extent communitarians, has brought attention back to the importance of personal attachments and relations to others for our moral experience, the political relevance of friendship and its place in normative political theorising has hardly been examined. This is strang...
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Published on Nov 1, 2002in Comprehensive Psychiatry 2.13
Stewart A. Shankman23
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(Stony Brook University),
Daniel N. Klein71
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(Stony Brook University)
Abstract It has long been debated whether depression is best classified with a categorical or dimensional diagnostic system. There has been surprisingly little discussion, however, of what the contents of a dimensional classification should include, with most studies employing a single dimension based on symptom severity. The present study explored whether a dimension based on prior course of depression increases the validity of a dimensional model based on symptom severity alone and whether the...
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Published on Jan 1, 2006in American Journal of Philology
Elizabeth Belfiore7
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In Plato's Phaedrus, Socrates compares the soul to a team of two horses, one obedient and one unruly, driven by a human charioteer. This article argues that essential clues to the psychological ideas expressed in this myth are provided by the imagery of the dance and that of the unruly horse, which resembles not only a satyr but also Socrates himself. Satyrs are daimonic beings with the ability to mediate between mortals and gods. They can thus represent qualities that are essential to the psych...
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Published on Dec 1, 2009in The Mathematical Intelligencer 0.23
Bernard Freydberg1
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(Koç University)
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Published on Jan 1, 2006in American Journal of Philology
David J. Schenker3
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My focus is on the polemical and argumentative force of Plato"s characterization of Socrates in the Phaedrus. His Socrates celebrates the irrational in this dialogue, in a wide variety of forms and manifestations, in direct response to the intellectual sterility so attractive to the interlocutor Phaedrus. Only in the particular context of, e.g., the written speech of Lysias and Phaedrus" enthusiasm for it can we make sense of what Plato"s Socrates says here and of the structure of the dialogue a...
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