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A Cock for Asclepios

Continuing Dialogue with Socrates, in Extremis

By (author) Francis Cronin
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Dec 1991
Dimensions: w 159mm h 241mm d 19mm
Weight: 295g
ISBN-10: 0773499164
ISBN-13: 9780773499164
Barcode No: 9780773499164
Synopsis
This text explores the logic of not-knowing, dramatically presented in the middle-period dialogues of Plato. It contends that Plato first perceived such a logic of not-knowing in the person and behaviour of the man Socrates. It argues that Plato developed the same logic in the literary character Socrates in his dialogues and presented it to his contemporaries as a model of human excellence, designed to supplant precedent and then contemporary contenders to model status. This book challenges the traditional interpretation of Plato, and offers an interpretation of Plato as the elaborator of the hypothetical method, termed "erotic-hypothesizing" which speaks of human possibility and human limitation.

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