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Reexamining Socrates in the Apology
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An oracle was reported to have said, "No one is wiser than Socrates." And in fact it was Socrates’ life’s work to interpret these words, which demanded and defined the practice of philosophy. Each of these original essays attends carefully to the specifics of the Apology, looking to its dramatic details, its philosophic teaching, and its complexity as a work of writing to bring into focus the "Socrates" of the Apology.

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. xi
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  1. Introduction: Socrates Examined
  2. pp. xiii-xxiv
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  1. Part 1. Interpreting Riddling Texts
  1. 1. “Oracles and Dreams” Commanding Socrates: Reflections on Apology 33c
  2. pp. 5-15
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  1. 2. Just Speaking, Just Listening: Performance and Contradiction in Socrates’ Apology
  2. pp. 16-31
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  1. Part 2. Socrates and Literature
  1. 3. Of Socrates, Aristophanes, and Rumors
  2. pp. 35-61
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  1. 4. Socrates and Achilles
  2. pp. 62-84
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  1. 5. Plato’s Oedipus: Myth and Philosophy in the Apology
  2. pp. 85-101
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  1. 6. Inventing Socrates: Truth, Jest, and Care in Plato’s Apology
  2. pp. 102-114
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  1. Part 3. Socrates and Law
  1. 7. Caring and Conversing About Virtue Every Day: Human Piety and Goodness in Plato’s Apology
  2. pp. 117-167
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  1. 8. Citizen Socrates
  2. pp. 168-190
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  1. 9. The (Childish) Nature of the Soul in Plato’s Apology
  2. pp. 191-205
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  1. Part 4. Socrates and Philosophy
  1. 10. Becoming Socrates
  2. pp. 209-249
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  1. 11. An Apology in the Cave Light
  2. pp. 250-270
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  1. Part 5. Socrates in the Future
  1. 12. The “Inconceivable Happiness” of “Men and Women”: Visions of an Other World in Plato’s Apology of Socrates
  2. pp. 273-290
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  1. Index of Passages in the Apology
  2. pp. 291-293
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  1. Index of Topics
  2. pp. 295-297
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 299-300
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