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By Sean D. Kirkland

A provocative shut interpreting revealing an intensive, proto-phenomenological Socrates.

Modern interpreters of Plato’s Socrates have in general taken the dialogues to be aimed toward figuring out target fact. Attending heavily to the texts of the early dialogues and the query of advantage particularly, Sean D. Kirkland means that this procedure is flawed—that such hindrance with getting to know exterior proof rests on glossy assumptions that will were faraway from the minds of Socrates and his contemporaries. This isn’t, although, to accuse Socrates of any type of relativism. via cautious research of the unique Greek and of quite a number competing strands of Plato scholarship, Kirkland as an alternative brings to mild a thorough, proto-phenomenological Socrates, for whom “what advantage is” is what has regularly already seemed as virtuous in daily adventure of the area, no matter if preliminary appearances are unsatisfactory or imprecise and wanting better scrutiny and clarification.

Sean D. Kirkland is affiliate Professor of Philosophy at DePaul University.

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