Self-Knowledge in Plato's Phaedrus
By (author) Charles L. Griswold Jr.
Publication date:01 November 1996
Length of book:336 pages
PublisherPenn State University Press
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.
—Martha Nussbaum, Times Literary Supplement