Socrates in the Agora

Bone figure of Socrates , Agora BI 21 Title page . Hemlock , courtesy of Dr. John Tucker Back Cover . Seal of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens 1. Photograph by Alison Frantz 2. Plan by J. Travlos 3.


Author: Mabel Lang

Publisher: ASCSA


Category: Agora (Athens, Greece)

Page: 32

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The Socratic Movement

But the connection between this drinking cup , these hobnails , and the Simon associated with Socrates is made at best out of a gossamer web of hope . This material is illustrated in M. Lang , Socrates in the Agora ( Excavations of the ...


Author: Paul A. Vander Waerdt

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801499038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 406

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14 essays which examine the efforts of Socrates' associates to preserve his speeches for posterity. The papers place particular emphasis on the non-Platonic tradition.

Chora 2

socRATEs' DEATH IN THE AGORA When Socrates was young, an oracle promised his father that divine protection would come to Socrates through Zeus Agoraios, the chief god of the Agora (Plutarch, de genio Socratis 2o).


Author: Alberto Pérez-Gómez

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773514065

Category: Architecture

Page: 336

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In this second volume in the Chora series, contributing authors take an interdisciplinary approach to architecture and other cultural concerns, challenging readers to consider alternatives to conventional aesthetic and technological reductions.

A Question of Voice

Socrates perhaps comes to represent excess because, although the marketplace (agora) is etymologically akin to talk (agoreuein), he was not aware of or willing to respect the code of the marketplace, a code of limited exchange.


Author: Ron Scapp

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472132195

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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A Question of Voice: Philosophy and the Search for Legitimacy offers an explicit and comprehensive consideration of voice as a complex of rethinking aspects of the history of philosophy through issues of power, as well as contemporary issues that include and involve the desire for and the dynamics of legitimacy, for individuals and communities. By identifying voice as a significant theme and means by which and through which we might better engage some important philosophical questions, Ron Scapp hopes to expand traditional philosophical discussion and discourse regarding questions about validity, legitimacy, empathy, and solidarity. He offers an innovative perspective that is informed and guided by multiculturalism, ethnic studies, queer studies, feminism, and thinkers and critics such as bell hooks, Barbara Christian, Angela Davis, Jacques Derrida, Michel Foucault, among others. A Question of Voice is an American investigation, but also suggests questions that emanate from contemporary continental thought as well as issues that arise from transnational perspectives—an approach that is motived by doing philosophy in an age of multiculturalism.

Agora Academy and the Conduct of Philosophy

Vlastos's point [iii) is false: the Socratic confession he cites occurs only a quarter of the way through the epistemological discussion; thus, far from giving up the search, as Vlastos claims, Socrates is represented by Plato as ...


Author: Debra Nails

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789401101516

Category: Philosophy

Page: 267

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Agora, Academy, and the Conduct of Philosophy offers extremely careful and detailed criticisms of some of the most important assumptions scholars have brought to bear in beginning the process of (Platonic) interpretation. It goes on to offer a new way to group the dialogues, based on important facts in the lives and philosophical practices of Socrates - the main speaker in most of Plato's dialogues - and of Plato himself. Both sides of Debra Nails's arguments deserve close attention: the negative side, which exposes a great deal of diversity in a field that often claims to have achieved a consensus; and the positive side, which insists that we must attend to what we know of these philosophers' lives and practices, if we are to make a serious attempt to understand why Plato wrote the way he did, and why his writings seem to depict different philosophies and even different approaches to philosophizing. From the Preface by Nicholas D. Smith.

Encyclopedia of Community

Preliminary judicial inquiries were conducted in the agora, as for example when Socrates had to present himself before a magistrate on the charges of corruption and impiety. Law courts for full trials, which might involve juries of more ...



Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761925989

Category: Social Science

Page: 1839

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"This encyclopedia is a welcome exploration of the great variety of social networks that human beings create and participate in. Interdisciplinary in scope, the set includes contributions from some of the foremost scholars studying community today. Appendixes include an extensive bibliography, a collection of resources guides, an annotated guide to "Community in Popular Culture," and "Libraries Build Community," a guide for librarians."--"The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year," American Libraries, May 2004.