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The Reputations of Socrates

The Afterlife of a Gadfly

by James W. Hulse (Author)
Others 220 Pages
Series: Revisioning Philosophy, Volume 23

Summary

The Reputations of Socrates examines the uses and misuses of the name of that Athenian philosopher through the centuries. James W. Hulse argues that the central ethical message of Socrates as expressed in the Apology and Crito was distorted by generations of admirers and detractors from the time of Plato through the Enlightenment. Beginning in the eighteenth century, the process generating the central ideas of the paradigmatic gadfly began, and the development has continued to our time.

Details

Pages
220
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820426082
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., Paris, Wien, 1995. 220 pp.

Biographical notes

James W. Hulse (Author)

The Author: James W. Hulse is Professor of History at the University of Nevada in Reno. He is the author of books on the Communist International, on European socialism, and on the history of Nevada. Dr. Hulse has had a longstanding interest in Socrates as a social and ethical critic of his own and later times.

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