Xenophon's Socrates

In his third and concluding work on the writings of Xenophon, Leo Strauss discusses Memorabilia, Apology of Socrates to the Jury, and Symposium This book, together with On Tyranny and Xenophon s Socratic Discourse also available from St Augustine s Press , constitutes the core of Professor Strauss s rediscovery of classical political thought and provides a complete sta In his third and concluding work on the writings of Xenophon, Leo Strauss discusses Memorabilia, Apology of Socrates to the Jury, and Symposium This book, together with On Tyranny and Xenophon s Socratic Discourse also available from St Augustine s Press , constitutes the core of Professor Strauss s rediscovery of classical political thought and provides a complete statement about Socrates as well as a thorough and careful interpretation of Xenophon Relying exclusively on the texts, Professor Strauss analyzes and compares every seemingly casual utterance as well as the formal statements to recover the true Socrates and to determine the character of political philosophy He investigates its origins, possibilities, and intention against the non philosophical background from which it emerged A valuable guide also to Xenophon s charm, grace, and profundity, this last volume in the monumental trilogy helps to restore the traditional dignity of Xenophon as a wise and masterful writer.
Xenophon s Socrates In his third and concluding work on the writings of Xenophon Leo Strauss discusses Memorabilia Apology of Socrates to the Jury and Symposium This book together with On Tyranny and Xenophon s Socra

  • Title: Xenophon's Socrates
  • Author: Leo Strauss
  • ISBN: 9781587319655
  • Page: 251
  • Format: Paperback
  • Xenophon Expedition with Cyrus Written years after these events, Xenophon s book Anabasis Greek , literally going up is his record of the entire expedition of Cyrus against the Persians and the Greek mercenaries journey home Xenophon writes that he had asked the veteran Socrates for advice on whether to go with Cyrus, and that Socrates referred him to the divinely inspired Conversations of Socrates Penguin Classics Xenophon Conversations of Socrates Penguin Classics Xenophon, Robin H Waterfield, Hugh Tredennick on FREE shipping on qualifying offers After the execution of Socrates in BC, a number of his followers wrote dialogues featuring him as the protagonist and Xenophon s Socrates Leo Strauss, Christopher Bruell Xenophon s Socrates Leo Strauss, Christopher Bruell on FREE shipping on qualifying offers Relying exclusively on the texts, Professor Strauss analyzes and compares every seemingly casual utterance as well as the formal statements to recover the true Socrates and to determine the character of political philosophy He investigates its origins Socrates As Socrates did not write down any of his teachings, secondary sources provide the only information on his life and thought The sometimes contradictory nature of these sources is known as the Socratic problem, or the Socratic question. Plato and Xenophon s dialogues provide the main source of information on Socrates s life and thought These writings are the Sokratikoi logoi, or Socratic Xenophon Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Xenophon B.C.E Xenophon was a Greek philosopher, soldier, historian, memoirist, and the author of numerous practical treatises on subjects ranging from horsemanship to taxation. Socrates Biography, Philosophy, Beliefs, Facts Socrates was an ancient Greek philosopher, one of the three greatest figures of the ancient period of Western philosophy the others were Plato and Aristotle , who lived in Athens in the th century BCE.A legendary figure even in his own time, he was admired by his followers for his integrity, his self mastery, his profound philosophical insight, and his great argumentative skill. Socrates Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy Socrates B.C.E Socrates is one of the few individuals whom one could say has so shaped the cultural and intellectual development of the world that, Socrates Philosophy, Contributions Works Biography Socrates married Xanthippe, a younger woman, who bore him three sons Lamprocles, Sophroniscus and Menexenus There is little known about her except for Xenophon s characterization of Xanthippe Socrates HISTORY Aug , Socrates Philosophy as Lifestyle Although many of Aristophanes criticisms seem unfair, Socrates cut a strange figure in Athens, going about barefoot, long haired and unwashed in a Commentary on the Apology of Socrates Friesian School The lord whose oracle is in Delphi neither speaks nor conceals but gives a sign Heraclitus of Ephesus, quoted by Plutarch, De Pythiae oraculis , E, The Presocratic Philosophers, G.S Kirk J.E Raven, Cambridge, , p. Unless Plato had already written some short dialogues to illustrate Socrates technique of questioning like the Euthyphro , the Apology of Socrates is the earliest

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    1. Leo Strauss kept reminding everyone to notice "what should have been there but was not there"; the silence of the great minds are a thousand times more important than their sayings. Also, in this book he betrayed a slick trick of these masters: the most subversive contents are squeezed in the middle of the book, where everyone is (potentially) dozing off and not paying enough attention.I wonder if the same principle applies to Leo Strauss himself: the pluralist Socrates of Xenophon, standing in [...]

    2. Used an an Ethic's text, was very cool to examine current principles and philosophies of ethics from the roots of Socrates.

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