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Dialectic and Dialogue: Plato's Practice of Philosophical Inquiry (Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy) Hardcover – November 25, 1998

ISBN-13: 978-0810115293 ISBN-10: 0810115298 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: Studies in Phenomenology and Existential Philosophy
  • Hardcover: 418 pages
  • Publisher: Northwestern University Press; 1 edition (November 25, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810115298
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810115293
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 98 x 9.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,235,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Francisco J. Gonzalez is associate professor of philosophy at Skidmore College. He is the editor of The Third Way: New Directions in Platonic Studies (Rowman & Littlefield, 1995). 

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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful By S. Barret Dolph on May 2, 2000
Format: Paperback
Throughout many fields, many issues, and across many borders dialogue has been listed a panacea to current problems. Nonetheless, dialogue is not a simple exchange of speeches.
In this scholarly, yet practical book. Professor Gonzalez clarifies the use of Dialectic in several key books by Plato. (Laches, Charmides, Cratylus, Euthydemus, Meno, Phaedo, Republic and the Seventh Letter.) This is not a book one can skim through and learn a quick technique. Rather it is only read slowly and haltingly. To understand we must think of our own use of dialectic and dialogue, reread the dialogues of Plato, and then back to his book again.
It is my, perhaps, forlorn, hope that some educators will read this book.
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