This Book Takes A Fresh Look At Socrates As He Appeared To Three Ancient Writers Aristophanes, Who Attacked Him For His Theoretical Studies Plato, Who Immortalized Him In His Dialogues And Aristotle, Who Criticized His Political Views It Addresses The Questions Of The Interrelation Of Politics And Philosophy By Looking At Aristophanes Clouds, Plato S Republic, And Book II Of Aristotle S Politics Three Sides Of A Debate On The Value Of Socrates Philosophic Life.Mary Nichols First Discusses The Relation Between Aristophanes And Plato, Showing That The City As Socrates Place Of Activity In The Republic Resembles The Philosophic Thinktank Mocked In Aristophanes Clouds By Representing The Extremes Of The Republic S City, Plato Shows That The Dangers Attributed By Aristophanes To The City Are Actually Inherent In Political Life Itself They Were To Be Moderated By Socratic Political Philosophy Rather Than Aristophanean Comedy.Nichols Concludes By Showing How Aristotle Addressed The Question At Issue Between Plato And Aristophanes When He Founded His Political Science Judging Plato S And Aristophanes Positions As Partial, Nichols Argues That Aristotle Based His Political Science On The Necessity To Philosophy Of Political Involvement And The Necessity To Politics Of Philosophical Thought.
Mary P Nichols is professor of political science and department chair at Baylor University She is the author of numerous books and articles in the history of political thought and politics, literature, and film Her main areas of research are classical political theory, Shakespeare, and film directors such as Woody Allen, John Ford, and Alfred Hitchcock She is a senior Fellow at The Alexander H
- 248 pages
- Socrates and the Political Community
- Mary P. Nichols
- 14 April 2019 Mary P. Nichols