Sandra Peterson, Socrates and Philosophy in the Dialogues of Plato. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2011. Pp. xvi, 293. ISBN 9780521190619

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In Plato's Apology, Socrates says he spent his life examining and questioning people on how best to live, while avowing that he himself knows nothing important. Elsewhere, however, for example in Plato's Republic, Plato's Socrates presents radical and grandiose theses. In this book Sandra Peterson offers a new hypothesis which explains the puzzle of Socrates' two contrasting manners. She argues that the apparently confident doctrinal Socrates is in fact conducting the first step of an examina...

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