Philosophy of Plato: Online Readings

This page will be updated through the term with suggested additional secondary (scholarly) sources for different topics on the syllabus. It is currently under construction. Feel free to email the instructor with requests for further texts and resources.

Additional primary texts

Socrates and Socratic Philosophy

Socratic philosophy

  • John Cooper, Pursuits of Wisdom (Princeton, 2012), ch. 1 (Introduction) and ch. 2 (Socrates) [Online, UBC Library].
    • General introduction to the theme of “ancient philosophy as a way of life” and Socrates as the founder of the tradition.
  • Ruby Blondell, The Play of Character in Plato’s Dialogues (Cambridge, 2002) [Online, UBC Library].
    • A culturally sensitive literary study of the “construction” of Socrates in Plato’s dialogues.

Socratic method

Plato and love of individuals

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