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    Socrates' Human Wisdom.Dylan Futter - 2013 - Dialogue 52 (1):61-79.
    The concept of human wisdom is fundamental for an understanding of the Apology. But it has not been properly understood. The received interpretations offer insufficient resources for explaining how Socrates could have been humanly wise before Apollophilosophiaeven though he did not know that he did. The analysis is confirmed by its resolution of some enduring difficulties in the interpretation of Apology, in particular, the question of why Socrates continued to search for knowledge he thought impossible to attain.
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    On Irony Interpretation: Socratic Method in Plato's Euthyphro.Dylan Brian Futter - 2013 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 21 (6):1030-1051.
    Socratic Method in the Euthyphro can be fruitfully analysed as a method of irony interpretation. Socrates' method – the irony of irony interpretation – is to pretend that Euthyphro is an ironist in order to transform him into a self-ironist. To be a self-ironist is to ironize one's knowledge of virtue in order to bring an intuitive and unarticulated awareness of virtue to mind. The exercise of the capacity for self-irony is then a mode of striving for the good.
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    Socrates’ Search for Laches’ Knowledge of Courage.Dylan B. Futter - 2017 - Dialogue 56 (4):775-798.
    In Plato’sLaches, Socrates ascribes knowledge of courage to his eponymous interlocutor and makes an attempt to reconstruct it in speech. His attribution of knowledge to Laches controls his discursive behaviour in the dialogue, requiring him to withhold judgements of error, construe apparent error as a failure of speech rather than knowledge, and search for the deeper truth underlying the overt content of Laches’ utterances. Socrates’ method in this elenchus can be described as a kind of ‘epistemic exegesis,’ which aims to (...)
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    The Socratic Fallacy Undone.Dylan B. Futter - 2019 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 27 (6):1071-1091.
    ABSTRACTThe Socratic fallacy is the supposed mistake of inferring that somebody does not know any instances or attributes of a universal because of their inability to give a satisfactory definition...
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    Socratic “Argument” in Plato’s Early Definitional Dialogues.Dylan Futter - 2011 - South African Journal of Philosophy 30 (2):122-131.
    It is widely assumed that the Socrates of Plato’s definitional dialogues is an arguer, that is, someone who argues, or presents arguments. This conception of Socrates is so entrenched in the scholarship that it is built into the best English translations of Plato’s texts, which render the Greek word ‘logos’ – a word with a bewilderingly large number of possible meanings – as ‘argument’ in contexts in which this is highly disputable. This essay explores the relation between questioning, assertion, and (...)
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    Socrates’ Elenctic Goals in Plato’s Early Definitional Dialogues.Dylan Futter - 2013 - Ancient Philosophy 33 (1):53-73.
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    Variations in Philosophical Genre: The Platonic Dialogue.Dylan Brian Futter - 2015 - Metaphilosophy 46 (2):246-262.
    The primary function of the Platonic dialogue is not the communication of philosophical doctrines but the transformation of the reader's character. This article takes up the question of how, or by what means, the Platonic dialogue accomplishes its transformative goal. An answer is developed as follows. First, the style of reading associated with analytical philosophy is not transformative, on account of its hermeneutical attachment and epistemic equality in the relationship between reader and author. Secondly, the style of reading associated with (...)
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    Choice and Culpability.Dylan Brian Futter - 2005 - Philosophical Papers 34 (2):173-188.
    Abstract In this paper, I take exception with a widely held philosophical doctrine, according to which agents are morally responsible only for actions they have intentionally done, or chosen to bring about. I argue that that there are positive duties of consideration and proper regard that make sense of holding persons responsible in the absence of any choice to commit wrong acts.
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    A. W. Price , Virtue and Reason in Plato and Aristotle . Reviewed By.Dylan Futter - 2013 - Philosophy in Review 33 (2):151-154.
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    Encomium of the Ordinary: Remarks on Hosseini’s Wittgenstein.Dylan B. Futter - 2016 - Philosophical Papers 45 (1-2):317-333.
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    Introduction.Dylan Futter - 2014 - Philosophical Papers 43 (1):1-6.
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    Philosophical Anti-Authoritarianism.Dylan Futter - 2016 - Philosophia 44 (4):1333-1349.
    Unlike certain commentary traditions of philosophy in which deference to an authoritative author was a central feature, there are within the analytical tradition no recognised authorities to whom the reader is required to defer. This paper takes up the question of whether this anti-authoritarian position in philosophy can be sustained. Three lines of argument are considered. According to the first, there are no credible authorities in philosophy, or, even if there were, these authorities could not be identified by the non-expert (...)
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  13. Review of Moore, Kenneth Royce. Plato, Politics and a Practical Utopia.London: Continuum. 2012. ISBN 978-1-4411-5317-3. [REVIEW]Dylan Futter - 2013 - Plato Journal (Plato 12 (2012)).
    In Plato, Politics and a Practical Utopia Kenneth Royce Moore offers a working model of Magnesia, the city of Plato's Laws. His method is to treat the “second-best city” “as if it were a real polis of the ancient world” (p. 82). Moore's conclusion is that Plato has created a “fairly large city”, with some unusual institutional features, but one that is “strangely practical” and firmly grounded in reality (p. ix). The Laws is often said to be a long and (...)
     
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    Review of Moore, K. R., Plato, Politics and a Practical Utopia. [REVIEW]Dylan Futter - 2012 - Plato Journal 12.
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    Socrates, Crito, and Emigration From South Africa.Dylan Futter - 2017 - South African Journal of Philosophy 36 (1):144-155.
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    Spiritual Pregnancy in Plato’s Theaetetus.Dylan B. Futter - 2018 - Apeiron 51 (4):483-514.
    Journal Name: Apeiron Issue: Ahead of print.
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    Socrates’ Wisdom in Definition.Dylan B. Futter - 2019 - South African Journal of Philosophy 38 (4):383-391.
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    The Death of Socrates.Dylan Brian Futter - 2015 - Philosophical Papers 44 (1):39-59.
    In Phaedo, Plato shows the grace of a true courage which can affirm life even in death. Socrates’ courage is not that of the martyr, grounded on a belief in divine reward; his is the courage of the philosopher who knows that he does not know. In his self-reflexive striving to be a person who strives for wisdom, Socrates dissipates the fear of death by dissolving the presumption on which this fear is based, and reframing death as an opportunity for (...)
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    Trials of Reason. Plato and the Crafting of Philosophy.Dylan Futter - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (2):432-436.
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    The Principle of Non-Contradiction in Plato’s Republic: An Argument for Form.Dylan Futter - 2018 - Philosophical Papers 47 (3):461-466.
    Volume 47, Issue 3, November 2018, Page 461-466.
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