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Sophia

, Volume 58, Issue 3, pp 535–537 | Cite as

Review of Aakash Singh Rathore, Plato’s Labyrinth: Sophistries, Lies and Conspiracies in Socratic Dialogues

Routledge India, 2017, ISBN: 978-0815392415, hb, xii+174pp.
  • R. KrishnaswamyEmail author
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Aakash Rathore Singh’s book Plato’s Labyrinth: Sophistries, Lies and Conspiracies in Socratic Dialogues attempts to break ground substantially, as far as I can discern, in two areas—one, on textual interpretive method or hermeneutics and the other on the content of what Plato has to say regarding issues like tyranny, the polis and the role of the philosopher in the political community. The kind of division I have just made regarding the intent of the author might not sit very well with the author himself, however. The reason I say this is because what Aakash Singh Rathore is attempting to do is to say that, with Plato, the content and the method of explicating that content always go hand in hand and that it is futile to separate them.

The objective of the book is to re-cast some of Plato’s ideas regarding the relationship between the philosopher, power and the people. Rathore says that it is very interesting that Plato should use a dialogic form instead of the normal ‘treatise’ form...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.O.P. Jindal Global UniversitySonepatIndia

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