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.
Tulokset 1 - 3 kokonaismäärästä 35
In examining the story of the Oracle, we may distinguish three periods in the
philosophical life of Socrates: (1) his intellectual activity prior to Chaerephon's
visit, (2) his subsequent investigation of the meaning of the oracular
... and that helps us to see that although Socrates says that he "supposed and
assumed" that the god had stationed him in Athens (28e), that phrase does not
warrant the view that his interpretation of the Oracle is due to the free,
Something like this, I hypothesize: at this post-Oracle stage of his career Socrates
has examined and deflated many instances of self-proclaimed wisdom and now
has good inductive warrant for his developing view that he is unique in his ...
Mitä ihmiset sanovat - Kirjoita arvostelu
Socratic Piety in the Euthyphro
Socrates and His Accusers
Socratic Reason and Socratic Revelation
4 muita osia ei näytetty
Muita painoksia - Näytä kaikki
Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists
Rajoitettu esikatselu - 2007
Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the ...
Matthew Dillon,Lynda Garland
Esikatselu ei käytettävissä - 2000