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Pure and faultless skill : a study in Socrates' and Plato's conception of skill and science in some early dialogues, the Republic, and the Timaeus

Sworder, Roger James


Chapter I is an examination of three passages in which Socrates discusses skills - with Thrasymachus in the Republic about 'wanting more', the contrast between skill and 'empiric procedure' in the Gorgias, the analysis in the Laches of what a man must know to give good advice, I conclude that Socrates thinks of skill as perfected, as beyond improvement, and that it consists in the fullest understanding of the relations between some set of parts and the good which they combine to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-10-04
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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