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The Resource Socrates and self-knowledge, Christopher Moore

Socrates and self-knowledge, Christopher Moore

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Socrates and self-knowledge
Title
Socrates and self-knowledge
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Moore
Title variation
Socrates & Self-Knowledge
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In this book, the first systematic study of Socrates's reflections on self-knowledge, Christopher Moore examines the ancient precept 'Know yourself' and, drawing on Plato, Aristophanes, Xenophon, and others, reconstructs and reassesses the arguments about self-examination, personal ideals, and moral maturity at the heart of the Socratic project. What has been thought to be a purely epistemological or metaphysical inquiry turns out to be deeply ethical, intellectual, and social. Knowing yourself is more than attending to your beliefs, discerning the structure of your soul, or recognizing your ignorance - it is constituting yourself as a self who can be guided by knowledge toward the good life. This is neither a wholly introspective nor a completely isolated pursuit: we know and constitute ourselves best through dialogue with friends and critics. This rich and original study will be of interest to researchers in the philosophy of Socrates, selfhood, and ancient thought
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UkCbUP
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Moore, Christopher
Dewey number
183/.2
Index
index present
LC call number
B317
LC item number
.M67 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Self (Philosophy)
  • Self-knowledge, Theory of
  • Philosophy, Ancient
Label
Socrates and self-knowledge, Christopher Moore
Instantiates
Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Socrates and the precept 'know yourself' -- 2. Charmides: on impossibility and uselessness -- 3. Alcibiades: mirrors of the soul -- 4. Phaedrus: less conceited than Typhon -- 5. Philebus: pleasure and unification -- 6. Xenophon's Memorabilia 4.2: owning yourself -- 7. Conclusion: challenges and a defense
Control code
CR9781316401248
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107123304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Socrates and self-knowledge, Christopher Moore
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: Socrates and the precept 'know yourself' -- 2. Charmides: on impossibility and uselessness -- 3. Alcibiades: mirrors of the soul -- 4. Phaedrus: less conceited than Typhon -- 5. Philebus: pleasure and unification -- 6. Xenophon's Memorabilia 4.2: owning yourself -- 7. Conclusion: challenges and a defense
Control code
CR9781316401248
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 275 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781107123304
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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