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Douglas A. Shepardson
Fordham University
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    Maximus and Socrates on Trial.Douglas A. Shepardson - 2015 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 20 (2):171-182.
    Although the similarities between the trial of Socrates and the trial of Jesus have been discussed since the age of the Apologists, the same cannot be said about the anonymously written Trial of Maximus the Confessor and Plato’s Apology. My paper seeks to start this discussion. First I look at the historical context of each trial, finding that each was preceded by a rebellion that the accused was suspected of inciting. Then I summarize the Trial, noting numerous similarities between it (...)
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    Maximus and Socrates on Trial.Douglas A. Shepardson - 2015 - Forum Philosophicum: International Journal for Philosophy 20 (2):171-182.
    Although the similarities between the trial of Socrates and the trial of Jesus have been discussed since the age of the Apologists, the same cannot be said about the anonymously written Trial of Maximus the Confessor and Plato’s Apology. My paper seeks to start this discussion. First I look at the historical context of each trial, finding that each was preceded by a rebellion that the accused was suspected of inciting. Then I summarize the Trial, noting numerous similarities between it (...)
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  3. Anamnēsis as Aneuriskein, Anakinein, and Analambanein in the Meno.Douglas A. Shepardson - forthcoming - Classical Quarterly.
    This article examines the theory of recollection in the Meno and attempts to unravel some longstanding puzzles about it. What are the prenatal objects of the soul’s vision? What are the postnatal objects of the soul’s recollection? What is innate in the Meno? Why does Socrates (prima facie) suggest that both knowledge and true opinion are innate? To answer these questions, the article pays particular attention to the ana- prefix in the verbs aneuriskô, anakineô and analambanô and suggests that they (...)
     
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  4. Why Are There Two Versions of Meno's Paradox?Douglas A. Shepardson - forthcoming - Southern Journal of Philosophy.
    This article seeks to answer why there are two different versions of Meno’s Paradox. I argue that the dilemma contained in Socrates’s version is a pre-existing puzzle, familiar to both Meno and Socrates before their discussion. The two versions of the paradox are thus different because Meno’s version is a mistaken attempt to remember the puzzle contained in Socrates’s version. Although Meno’s version is a mistaken attempt to state Socrates’s version, it is a philosophically richer puzzle that makes three interesting (...)
     
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