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ERIC Number: EJ900771
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Socrates, Plato, "Eros" and Liberal Education
McPherran, Mark L.
Oxford Review of Education, v36 n5 p527-541 Oct 2010
This paper focuses on the educational method--the "elenchos"--of Plato's Socrates, arguing, against some prominent interpretations, that it is love, both "eros" and "philia", that is the key that links Socrates' philosophy with his education. This analysis, of course, raises some difficult questions regarding the relationship between teacher and student. The interpretation is contrasted with scholarly readings that emphasise the significance of Socrates' religion; and it is put into the context of problems of twenty-first century pedagogy. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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