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 84
This is so, since divine wisdom is a property of the gods (Ap. 23a-b; Mem. 1.1.6-8,
1.1.9, 1.1.13) and we must thus be content with the investigation of human
matters (Mem. 1.1.9, 1.1.16), for to do otherwise is ridiculous and irrational (Phdr.
certain (divine) knowledge of these matters.1" Such incomplete knowledge is
constitutive of the human wisdom and knowledge Socrates seeks to gain by
means of the elenchos. To this point the characterization of Socrates' theism has
No wonder, then, that when the true philosopher of this dialogue — the Eleatic
Stranger — asks Theaetetus whether the natural world is the product of mindless
forces or divine craftsmanship, Theaetetus — despite his youthful, shifting ...
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
Esikatselu ei käytettävissä - 2007
Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the ...
Matthew Dillon,Lynda Garland
Esikatselu ei käytettävissä - 2000