Socrates from Antiquity to the Enlightenment and Socrates in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

2 Volume Set
Editor(s): 
Trapp, Michael
ISBN: 
9780754660712
Date published: 
July 2007
Hardback
Price: 
£90.00
Pages: 
596

With contributions by both established and rising scholars, these two volumes survey interpretations and uses of this most iconic of all ancient philosophers over nearly 2,500 years, principally outside the confines of formal philosophy. The treatments discussed range from those of Aristophanes, Plato, and Xenophon in antiquity, to presentations and exploitations of Socrates in twentieth-century American political discourse and Cold War Bulgaria, via the hugely influential nineteenth-century readings of Hegel, Kierkegaard and Nietzsche. Special attention is given in both volumes to representations of Socrates in music, drama, and the visual arts.