Makes the case that the different stances Aristotle and Socrates take toward politics can be traced to their divergent accounts of friendship.
Studies Plato's approach to argumentation, exploring his role as logician, rhetorician, and dialectician in a way that sees these three aspects working together.
Demonstrates that Plato and Xenophon ought to be regarded less as rivals and more as engaged in a dialogue advancing a common goal of preserving the Socratic legacy.
Meditation on the character of the Eleatic Stranger in Plato's late dialogues, arguing that the prominent place afforded to this foreigner—the other—represents an important philosophical and political legacy regarding the way thought, and life in the community, is understood.
Argues that Plato thinks that ordinary people grapple with the Forms and can make epistemological progress, even if they never achieve knowledge.
Argues that mediation is a central theme in this Platonic dialogue dedicated to the exploration of what it means to live a good life.
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.
Offers an innovative reading of Plato, analyzing his metaphysical, ethical, and political commitments in connection with feminist critiques.
Argues that Socrates’ fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.
A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues.
Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.
Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.
Draws out numerous affinities between the sophists and Socrates in Plato's dialogues.
Analysis of Plato’s influence on the political thinking of Kant, Hegel, and Fichte.
Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right.
Collected writings on Plato’s unwritten teachings.
A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.
Provocative reinterpretation of Plato's Symposium.
A lively and highly readable commentary on one of Plato’s most beloved dialogues.
Demonstrates how archaic Platonism has a profound significance for contemporary thought.
Explores interpretations of Plato by Heidegger, Derrida, Irigaray, Cavarero, and Gadamer.
Argues that the underlining of erotic matters in Plato's dialogues marks the most significant moment in his career.
The Symposium and the Phaedrus are combined here because of their shared theme: a reflection on the nature of erotic love, the love that begins with sexual desire but can transcend that origin and reach ...
Hampton illumines the overall structure of the Philebus. Taking the interrelations of pleasure, knowledge, and being as the keys to understanding the unity of the dialogue, she focuses on the central ...
Death and the Disinterested Spectator examines the nature of philosophy in light of philosophy's claim to be a preparation for death. Does philosophy have any real power, or is it merely idle talk? The ...