Virtues of Authenticity: Essays on Plato and Socrates

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The eminent philosopher and classical scholar Alexander Nehamas presents here a collection of his most important essays on Plato and Socrates. The papers are unified in theme by the idea that Plato's central philosophical concern in metaphysics, ethics, and aesthetics was to distinguish the authentic from the fake, the original from its imitations. In approach, the collection displays Nehamas's characteristic combination of analytical rigor and sensitivity to the literary form and dramatic effect of Plato's work. Together, ...

Virtues of Authenticity: Essays on Plato and Socrates 1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691001784

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Virtues of Authenticity: Essays on Plato and Socrates 1998, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

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