By François Renaud,Harold Tarrant

even though it was once influential for a number of hundred years after it first seemed, doubts concerning the authenticity of the Platonic Alcibiades i've got unnecessarily impeded its interpretation ever when you consider that. It positions itself firmly in the Platonic and Socratic traditions, and may as a result be approached within the comparable approach as such a lot different Platonic dialogues. It paints a shiny portrait of a Socrates in his overdue thirties tackling the unrealistic objectives of the younger Alcibiades, urging him to come back to grasp himself and to take care of himself. François Renaud and Harold Tarrant re-evaluate the drama and philosophy of Alcibiades I with an eye fixed on these interpreters who loved it so much. sleek students frequently play down a number of of the non secular, erotic, philosophic or dramatic facets of the discussion, so historic Platonist interpreters are given specified attention. This wealthy examine will curiosity quite a lot of readers in historical philosophy.

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