A Companion to Socrates

A Companion to Socrates

Editor(s): Sara Ahbel-Rappe, Rachana Kamtekar

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

Print ISBN: 9781405108638

Online ISBN: 9780470996218

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996218

About this Book

Written by an outstanding international team of scholars, this Companion explores the profound influence of Socrates on the history of Western philosophy.

  • Discusses the life of Socrates and key philosophical doctrines associated with him
  • Covers the whole range of Socratic studies from the ancient world to contemporary European philosophy
  • Examines Socrates' place in the larger philosophical traditions of the Hellenistic world, the Roman Empire, the Arabic world, the Renaissance, and contemporary Europe
  • Addresses interdisciplinary subjects such as Socrates and Nietzsche, Socrates and psychoanalysis, and representations of Socrates in art
  • Helps readers to understand the meaning and significance of Socrates across the ages

Table of contents

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  1. Part One: Socrates in Antiquity - Section I: Biography and Sources

  2. Part One: Socrates in Antiquity - Section II: Plato

  3. Part One: Socrates in Antiquity - Section III: Hellenistic Philosophy

  4. Part Two: Socrates after Antiquity - Section IV: From the Medieval Period to Modernity

  5. Part Two: Socrates after Antiquity - Section V: The Modern Period

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