What should one expect from an introductory work, especially one on Plato? Properly understood, this is not an administrative or scholarly question; it is a philosophical one. That is to say, it is not a question that we can quickly leave behind in order to turn to our ‘professional’concerns with doctrinal interpretation or technical analysis. The question of how to begin to philosophize is somehow presupposed in all doctrines, techniques, and analyses. Thus, even (or especially) a work that is an introduction to Plato’s thought, as this book is, can be an occasion for renewed confrontation with the bases of philosophical activity.
|Published - 2012