Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher (Cornell Studies in Classical Philology)

November 28, 2020
Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher (Cornell Studies in Classical Philology)

Vlastos's new book begins from the conviction that Socratesstrangeness is the key to his philosophy. It is a marvelous book,in which no major aspect of Socrates career is eclipsed. The rigorof his arguments, the depth of his moral commitment andunderstanding, his complex relationship to Athenian ethicaltraditions, his rational religion: all this comes to life inwriting whose vigor and lucidity put the challenge of Socratessquarely before the reader.