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  1. Socrates: Platonic political ideal.Christopher P. Long - 2012 - Ideas Y Valores 61 (149):11-38.
    This essay articulates the differences and suggests the similarities between the practices of Socratic political speaking and those of Platonic political writing. The essay delineates Socratic speaking and Platonic writing as both erotically oriented toward ideals capable of transforming the lives of individuals and their relationships with one another. Besides it shows that in the Protagoras the practices of Socratic political speaking are concerned less with Protagoras than with the individual young man, Hippocrates. In the Phaedo, this ideal of a (...)
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  • Socrates as Midwife and Mediator: On the Political Dimensions of the Cratylus.Jesse I. Bailey - 2016 - Polis 33 (2):356-378.
  • Colloquium 5: Attempting the Political Art.Christopher Long - 2012 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 27 (1):153-182.
    The main thesis of this essay is that the practice of Socratic political speaking and the practice of Platonic political writing are intimately interconnected but distinct. The essay focuses on the famous passage from the Gorgias in which Socrates claims to be one of the few Athenians who attempt the political art truly and goes on to articulate the nature of his political practice as a way of speaking toward the best (521d6-e2). It then traces the ways Socrates attempts to (...)
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