Reason and Religion in Socratic Philosophy

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Nicholas D. Smith, Paul Woodruff
Oxford University Press, Nov 16, 2000 - Philosophy - 240 pages
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This volume brings together mostly previously unpublished studies by prominent historians, classicists, and philosophers on the roles and effects of religion in Socratic philosophy and on the trial of Socrates. Among the contributors are Thomas C. Brickhouse, Asli Gocer, Richard Kraut, Mark L. McPherran, Robert C. T. Parker, C. D. C. Reeve, Nicholas D. Smith, Gregory Vlastos, Stephen A. White, and Paul B. Woodruff.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
1 Socrates Politics and Religion
13
2 Socrates the Apollonian?
24
And a Religious Crisis?
40
4 Socratic Piety
55
5 Socrates Gods and the Daimonion
74
6 Does Piety Pay? Socrates and Plato on Prayer and Sacrifice
89
7 A New Assessment of Socratic Philosophy of Religion
115
8 Socrates and the Irrational
130
A Hero for the Academy
151
Correspondence among Gregory Vlastos Thomas C Brickhouse Mark L McPherran and Nicholas D Smith
176
Works Cited
205
Index of Ancient Authors and Sources
214
General Index
221
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