The Religion of Socrates
Pennsylvania State University Press, 1996 - 353 sivua
This study argues that to understand Socrates we must uncover and analyze his religious views, since his philosophical and religious views are part of one seamless whole. Mark McPherran provides a close analysis of the relevant Socratic texts, an analysis that yields a comprehensive and original account of Socrates' commitments to religion (e.g., the nature of the gods, the immortality of the soul).
McPherran finds that Socrates was not only a rational philosopher of the first rank, but a figure with a profoundly religious nature as well, believing in the existence of gods vastly superior to ourselves in power and wisdom and sharing other traditional religious commitments with his contemporaries. However, Socrates was just as much a sensitive critic and rational reformer of both the religious tradition he inherited and the new cultic incursions he encountered. McPherran contends that Socrates saw his religious commitments as integral to his philosophical mission of moral examination and, in turn, used the rationally derived convictions underlying that mission to reshape the religious conventions of his time. As a result, Socrates made important contributions to the rational reformation of Greek religion, contributions that incited and informed the theology of his brilliant pupil, Plato.
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Socrates first reminds Meletus of the second accusation, that of "introducing other
, new divinities" [eteoa 6e xaiva 6aiuovia elcmyounevog] (27a5-6; cf. 27c4- 8).
Next, he extracts from him the admissions that if one believes in daimonia ...
Meletus seriously expects to persuade the jury that Socrates is an atheist and
holds it reasonable to suppose that most Athenians will find Anax- agoras an
atheist, despite his advocacy of cosmic Mind. Such newfangled explanatory
we saw, he ends by convicting Meletus of a seemingly malicious contradiction
premised on a charge thereby shown to be "hubristic, unrestrained, and rashly
conceived" (26e) (one to which we see no response). Of course, this turns out to
be a ...
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