• Crisis of Community: The Topology of Socratic Politics in the Protagoras

    Author(s):
    Christopher Long (see profile)
    Date:
    2012
    Group(s):
    Philosophy
    Subject(s):
    Philosophy
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Ancient Philosophy, Plato, Politics
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6VS5Q
    Abstract:
    In Plato’s Protagoras Alcibiades plays the role of Hermes, the ‘ambassador god’, who helps lead Socrates’ conversation with Protagoras through a crisis of dialogue that threatens to destroy the community of education established by the dialogue itself. By tracing the moments when Alcibiades intervenes in the conversation, we are led to an understanding of Socratic politics as always concerned with the course of the life of an individual and the proper time in which it might be turned toward the question of justice and the good.
    Metadata:
    Published as:
    Journal Article
    Pub. DOI:
    10.5840/epoche201015233
    Publisher:
    Philosophy Documentation Center
    Journal:
    Epoché
    Volume:
    15
    Start Page:
    361
    End Page:
    377
    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    3 months ago
    License:
    Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike

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