By Hugh H. Benson

This broad-ranging significant other includes unique contributions from top Platonic students and displays different ways that they're facing Plato’s legacy. Covers an extremely large diversity of topics from diversified perspectivesContributions are dedicated to subject matters, starting from conception and data to politics and cosmologyAllows readers to determine how a place endorsed in a single of Plato’s dialogues compares with positions recommended in othersPermits readers to interact the controversy referring to Plato’s philosophical improvement on specific topicsAlso contains overviews of Plato’s existence, works and philosophical strategy

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Second, it emphasizes an aspect of Socrates’ life that Plato does not concentrate on: his relations with his disciples. Both Plato and Xenophon depict Socrates as a man who had passionately devoted disciples; Xenophon offers a more extensive explanation than does Plato of how Socrates may have elicited that devotion. Xenophon wrote with a polemical intent: he wanted to show that Socrates was completely innocent of the charges lodged against him by his accusers and the popular prejudice against him.

He does, however, show Socrates in conversation with sophists (Antiphon and Hippias, in Mem. 4), in search of definitions (Mem. 8) – all aspects of Socrates that Plato emphasizes. Xenophon’s Socrates does not insist on his ignorance, as does Plato’s, but he points out to his interlocutors their ignorance, as a preliminary stage of their education. (Hippias does mention Socrates’ refusal to answer the questions he asks of others at Mem. ) Xenophon’s portrait of Socrates is valuable for two reasons.

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