Download PDF by Thomas M. Tuozzo: Plato’s Charmides: Positive Elenchus in a 'Socratic'

By Thomas M. Tuozzo

This booklet argues that Plato's Charmides offers a unitary yet incomplete argument meant to guide its readers to major philosophical insights. via cautious, contextually delicate research of Plato's arguments in regards to the advantage of sophrosyne, Thomas M. Tuozzo brings the dialogue's strains of inquiry jointly, sporting Plato's argument ahead to a considerable end. This leading edge analyzing of Charmides reverses misconceptions in regards to the discussion that stemmed from an impoverished perception of Socratic elenchus and unquestioned popularity of historical historiography's demonization of Critias. It perspectives Socratic argument as a device meant to maneuver its addressee to great philosophical insights. It additionally argues, at the foundation of contemporary old study, a evaluation of the fragments of Critias' oeuvre and Plato's use of Critias in different dialogues, that Plato had a nuanced, regularly optimistic view of Critias. all through, readers are alerted to textual problems whose right answer is essential to realizing Plato's frequently summary arguments.

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