By David Wolfsdorf
The learn specializes in a collection of fourteen so-called early dialogues, starting with a methodological framework that explains the way to combine the argumentation and the drama in those texts. not like such a lot canonical philosophical works, the early dialogues don't only exhibit the result of the perform of philosophy. relatively, they dramatize philosophy as a type of motivation, the will for wisdom of goodness. They dramatize philosophy as a discursive perform, stimulated through this hope and preferably ruled via cause. they usually dramatize the pains to which hope and cause are topic, that's, the problems of knowing philosophy as a kind of motivation, a tradition, and an epistemic success. in brief, Trials of Reason argues that Plato's early dialogues are as a lot works of meta-philosophy as philosophy itself.
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