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Socrates on the Life of Philosophical InquiryNicias’ Definition of Andreia and Its Elenchus Led by Laches (194e11–196b7)

Socrates on the Life of Philosophical Inquiry: Nicias’ Definition of Andreia and Its Elenchus Led... [The focus on ‘appearing’—but not on ‘being’ (einai)—of the logos shows the interlocutors’ inabilityWeak/unable, weakness/inability to discuss, since their ignoranceIgnorance and deep dependence on a shame-society obliges them to appear in the eyes of others to know things of a certain sort which they do not know, and to appear not to talk nonsense when they actually are. A clever Platonic game is being introduced, during which SocratesSocrates’ current interlocutor is presented as representing Socratic ideas while simultaneously ignoring their essence. The final aporiaAporia of the dialogue will also purify the Socratic ideology from its ignorant supporters. The interlocutor is a tragic character, as his tragedy is his ignorance, which makes him unreflectively switch from one ideological fieldIdeologicalfield to the other, with the aim of selecting certain actions according to the dictates of the opinion of others.] http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png

Socrates on the Life of Philosophical InquiryNicias’ Definition of Andreia and Its Elenchus Led by Laches (194e11–196b7)

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Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright
© The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
ISBN
978-3-030-04187-8
Pages
73 –77
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-04188-5_9
Publisher site
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Abstract

[The focus on ‘appearing’—but not on ‘being’ (einai)—of the logos shows the interlocutors’ inabilityWeak/unable, weakness/inability to discuss, since their ignoranceIgnorance and deep dependence on a shame-society obliges them to appear in the eyes of others to know things of a certain sort which they do not know, and to appear not to talk nonsense when they actually are. A clever Platonic game is being introduced, during which SocratesSocrates’ current interlocutor is presented as representing Socratic ideas while simultaneously ignoring their essence. The final aporiaAporia of the dialogue will also purify the Socratic ideology from its ignorant supporters. The interlocutor is a tragic character, as his tragedy is his ignorance, which makes him unreflectively switch from one ideological fieldIdeologicalfield to the other, with the aim of selecting certain actions according to the dictates of the opinion of others.]

Published: Nov 29, 2018

Keywords: Appearing; Being; Ignorance; Logos; Aporia

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