Self-Knowledge in Plato's Phaedrus

By (author) Charles L. Griswold Jr.

Paperback - £33.95

Publication date:

01 November 1996

Length of book:

336 pages


Penn State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780271030043

In this award-winning study of the Phaedrus, Charles Griswold focuses on the theme of "self-knowledge." Relying on the principle that form and content are equally important to the dialogue's meaning, Griswold shows how the concept of self-knowledge unifies the profusion of issues set forth by Plato. Included are a new preface and an updated comprehensive bibliography of works on the Phaedrus.

“Determined to take every part of the dialogue seriously as a single deliberate philosophical design, Griswold analyzes each episode in turn, with subtlety and much sensitivity. . . . This is a book well worth reading, and a commendable effort.”

—Martha Nussbaum, Times Literary Supplement