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In defence of four socratic doctrines1


In this article, Sandis defends four of the most notorious doctrines which Plato attributes to Socrates. The first is the ‘theory’ of forms, the second is the doctrine of recollection, the third Socrates'contention that philosophers ought to be the guardian-kings of the ideal state, and the fourth his rejection of rhetoric. Sandis does not claim that his interpretation (which owes a lot to Wittgenstein) is correct, but only that it renders the doctrines both relevant and plausible.

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L. Wittgenstein , The Big Typescript, Trns. C. G. Luckhardt & M. A. E. Aue (Oxford: Blackwell, 2005), § 419

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