Xenophon’s <em> Socrates </em>

978-1-89031-895-6c 978-1-58731-965-5p
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Editor’s Note by Allan Bloom, 192 pages, 6” x 9”, preface, appendix, index

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Xenophon’s Socrates

Strauss, Leo

Relying exclusively on the texts, Professor Strauss analyzes and compares every seemingly casual utterance as well as the more formal statements to recover the true Socrates and to determine the character of political philosophy. He investigates its origins, possibilities, and intention against the nonphilosophical background from which it emerged.

“This is the final and most difficult volume of Strauss’ trilogy. Only a Strauss could unravel its apparently simple but actually labyrinthic arguments.” – Harry Neumann, Journal of the History of Philosophy