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The Relay Race of Virtue
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.
Opining Beauty Itself
Argues that Plato thinks that ordinary people grapple with the Forms and can make epistemological progress, even if they never achieve knowledge.
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.
On the Good Life
Argues that mediation is a central theme in this Platonic dialogue dedicated to the exploration of what it means to live a good life.
Logoi and Muthoi
Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.
Plato and the Body
Offers an innovative reading of Plato, analyzing his metaphysical, ethical, and political commitments in connection with feminist critiques.
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato
Argues that Socrates’ fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.
Topography and Deep Structure in Plato
A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues.
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato
Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.
Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.
The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues
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.
After Leo Strauss
Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right.
The Other Plato
Collected writings on Plato’s unwritten teachings.
The Ontology of Socratic Questioning in Plato's Early Dialogues
A provocative close reading revealing a radical, proto-phenomenological Socrates.
Eros and the Intoxications of Enlightenment
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.
Plato's Socrates as Educator
Examines and evaluates Socrates' role as an educator in Plato's dialogues.
Argues that the underlining of erotic matters in Plato's dialogues marks the most significant moment in his career.
Pleasure, Knowledge, and Being
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 ...