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Alcibiades I characters Ï eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB Õ [Epub] ➛ Alcibiades I ➜ Plato – Helpyouantib.co.uk Plato studied under Socrates and was Aristotle's teacher Together these three Greeks developed the basis of philosophical thinking for the entire Western world Plato was also a writer mathematician an PlatoSons Alcibiades needs Socrates The Athenian youth is almost persuaded by Socrates' reasoning Socrates' attempts to win Alcibiades away from politics fall on deaf ears For many years the authenticity of this dialogue has been debated. A timely reminder of the harm that can be done to a state ruled by those who lack self knowledge and virtueThis is the first of twelve Platonic dialogues recommended to be read in order by the Neoplatonic scholar Iamblichus I am following this course by way of experiment Interestingly he doesn't include the Republic I was slightly thrown that this first dialogue might not actually be by Plato at all and wasn't included in my 'complete' Plato It does work as a nice straightforward starting point before we plunge into the heavy metaphysical stuffGorgias is next on the list

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Ns which was the first university in Europe Alcibiades is a dialogue featuring Alcibiades in conversation with Socrates In the preface Socrates tells Alcibiades he loves him Socrates uses the rest of the dialogue to rehearse the rea. I am thoroughly fascinated by Alcibiades I for the dizzyingly intense thought that goes into this dialogue I was a little confused near the beginning with regard to how to read it and follow the argumentsBut the way Socrates spoke of the nature of man and a love relationship between him and Alcibiades developed gets really engrossing near the end It is through a ligamental and relational connection of souls the real persons that are above the bodies that this philosophical eroticism develops so to speak Since Socrates remember is a “lover” And love is something that thoroughly fascinated Socrates and by extension Plato Love with all its transcendent overpowering counterintuitive forceI read Carnes Lord’s translation of the dialogue for an ancient philosophy class I’m taking this semester

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Alcibiades IPlato studied under Socrates and was Aristotle's teacher Together these three Greeks developed the basis of philosophical thinking for the entire Western world Plato was also a writer mathematician and founder of the Academy in Athe. Socrates doesn't waste time in setting context for the eventual ping pong dialogue between him and Alcibiades I Reading Plato's dialogue is like watching a huge ship getting decommissioned or assembled The argument builds branches out builds some and finally takes a shape that's promised in the premise At the same time notions that would otherwise weaken his argument are speculated hypothesized and trashed To prove why Aclibiades needs Socrates Socrates takes upon himself to narrate the importance of self worth of a person the context in which a person is evaluated and the virtues that are necessary to be successful in society Mistakes in life and practice are likewise to be attributed to the ignorance which has conceit of knowledge Since the beginning of this conversation it's the first time Socrates address the innocence young men like Aclibiades possess He is in fact attacking the young man's education and what Socrates believes an unpreparedness to thrive in the politics of Athens Socrates makes an astute observation at one point Its unfortunate that its not explored in detail What then is justice but that better of which I spoke in going to war or not going to war with those against whom we ought or ought not and when we ought or ought not go to war There is a debate on authenticity of this dialogue Without much exposure to Plato's other works I cannot provide an opinion on that matter I definitely enjoyed reading it