Item Details

What Would Socrates Do?: Self-Examination, Civic Engagement, and the Politics of Philosophy

Joel Alden Schlosser, [Julian Steward Chair in the Social Sciences, Deep Springs College]
Format
Book
Published
New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Language
English
ISBN
9781107067424, 1107067421, 9781107672260, 1107672260
Related Resources
Cover image
Summary
"Socrates continues to be an extremely influential force to this day; his work is featured prominently in the work of contemporary thinkers ranging from Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss, to Michel Foucault and Jacques Rancière. Intervening in this discussion, What Would Socrates Do? reconstructs Socrates' philosophy in ancient Athens to show its promise of empowering citizens and non-citizens alike. By drawing them into collective practices of dialogue and reflection, philosophy can help people to become thinking, acting beings more capable of fully realizing the promises of political life. At the same time, however, Joel Alden Schlosser shows how these practices' commitment to interrogation keeps philosophy at a distance from the democratic status quo, creating a dissonance with conventional forms of politics that opens space for new forms of participation and critical contestation of extant ones"--
Contents
  • 1. Introduction: Socrates in democratic times
  • 2. Beyond 'Socratic citizenship': transforming accountability
  • 3. Socrates in drag: love beyond the polis
  • 4. Fearless speech in democracy: radicalizing frank speaking
  • 5. Midwifing Athens: Socratic associations
  • 6. Socrates' atopia revisited
  • 7. Conclusion: what would Socrates do?.
Description
xiv, 198 pages ; 24 cm
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-193) and index.
Technical Details
  • Access in Virgo Classic

  • LEADER 03055cam a2200553 i 4500
    001 u6424485
    003 SIRSI
    005 20141017155510.0
    008 140522t20142014nyu b 001 0 eng
    010
      
      
    a| 2014003204
    020
      
      
    a| 9781107067424 q| hardback
    020
      
      
    a| 1107067421 q| hardback
    020
      
      
    a| 9781107672260 q| paperback
    020
      
      
    a| 1107672260 q| paperback
    035
      
      
    a| (Sirsi) o874733126
    035
      
      
    a| (OCoLC)874733126
    042
      
      
    a| pcc
    040
      
      
    a| DLC b| eng e| rda c| DLC d| YDX d| BTCTA d| OCLCF d| YDXCP d| IUL d| CDX
    050
    0
    0
    a| B317 b| .S35 2014
    082
    0
    0
    a| 183/.2 2| 23
    084
      
      
    a| POL000000 2| bisacsh
    100
    1
      
    a| Schlosser, Joel Alden, e| author.
    245
    1
    0
    a| What would Socrates do? : b| self-examination, civic engagement, and the politics of philosophy / c| Joel Alden Schlosser, [Julian Steward Chair in the Social Sciences, Deep Springs College].
    264
      
    1
    a| New York : b| Cambridge University Press, c| 2014.
    264
      
    4
    c| ©2014
    300
      
      
    a| xiv, 198 pages ; c| 24 cm
    336
      
      
    a| text 2| rdacontent
    337
      
      
    a| unmediated 2| rdamedia
    338
      
      
    a| volume 2| rdacarrier
    504
      
      
    a| Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-193) and index.
    505
    0
      
    a| 1. Introduction: Socrates in democratic times -- 2. Beyond 'Socratic citizenship': transforming accountability -- 3. Socrates in drag: love beyond the polis -- 4. Fearless speech in democracy: radicalizing frank speaking -- 5. Midwifing Athens: Socratic associations -- 6. Socrates' atopia revisited -- 7. Conclusion: what would Socrates do?.
    520
      
      
    a| "Socrates continues to be an extremely influential force to this day; his work is featured prominently in the work of contemporary thinkers ranging from Hannah Arendt and Leo Strauss, to Michel Foucault and Jacques Rancière. Intervening in this discussion, What Would Socrates Do? reconstructs Socrates' philosophy in ancient Athens to show its promise of empowering citizens and non-citizens alike. By drawing them into collective practices of dialogue and reflection, philosophy can help people to become thinking, acting beings more capable of fully realizing the promises of political life. At the same time, however, Joel Alden Schlosser shows how these practices' commitment to interrogation keeps philosophy at a distance from the democratic status quo, creating a dissonance with conventional forms of politics that opens space for new forms of participation and critical contestation of extant ones"-- c| Provided by publisher.
    600
    0
    0
    a| Socrates.
    650
      
    0
    a| Democracy.
    650
      
    0
    a| Political science x| Philosophy.
    856
    4
    2
    3| Cover image u| http://proxy01.its.virginia.edu/login?url=http://assets.cambridge.org/97811070/67424/cover/9781107067424.jpg
    596
      
      
    a| 2
    999
      
      
    a| B317 .S35 2014 w| LC i| X031651390 k| CHECKEDOUT l| STACKS m| ALDERMAN t| BOOK

Availability

Google Preview

Library Location Map Availability Call Number
Alderman CHECKED OUT N/A Unavailable