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Hermeneutical paradoxes in the trial of Socrates

Show simple item record Ladikos, A. 2012-02-23T13:32:11Z 2012-02-23T13:32:11Z 2003
dc.identifier.citation Ladikos, A. 2003,'Hermeneutical paradoxes in the trial of Socrates', Phronimon: Journal of the SA Society for Greek Philosophy and the Humanities, vol. 4, no. 2, pp. 62-69.
dc.description.abstract The logical role of the paradox is not to state a truth whose paradoxical nature lies in the difficulty we feel in maintaining it as true, but rather to state somefhing thaf will cause fo feel as fa/se something else we previously believed to be true. The Socrafic paradox, somefimes called the "moral paradox, " is convincing and true because if implicitly raises the question about the true good. The drama of Socrates' trial and death indeed iIIustrates a dilemma, in which on the one hand the philosopher cannot accept the way of I ife prescribed by his tradition but 0 n the other hand cannot offer an unquestionable alternative to it. The best approach to the Socratic problem is an ec/ectic one, using all the ancient sourees instead of championing a single author at the expense of the rest. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Socratic paradox en
dc.subject Socrates en
dc.subject Trial en
dc.subject Death en
dc.title Hermeneutical paradoxes in the trial of Socrates en
dc.type Article en

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