Dialogue 38 (3):601- (1999)

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In The Religion of Socrates, Mark McPherran offers an extended discussion of selected evidence about Socrates’s philosophy of religion. Relevant passages from Plato’s Euthyphro and Apology are taken to be authentic reports of Socrates’s own thinking, and are commented on at considerable length. The interpretation that emerges is supplemented by evidence from other works by Plato and from Xenophon’s Memorabilia. The ten-page bibliography is useful, and the index of passages is especially valuable. But McPherran’s evidence is tendentiously selected, and so his depiction cannot be trusted as a portrayal of Socrates himself.
Keywords Contemporary Philosophy  General Interest
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DOI 10.1017/s0012217300046941
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