From: roberto echen <rechen@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 03 Feb 2001 17:55:22 -0300
Larry W. Chappell wrote:
> The status of the "Socratic" in philosophy and teaching is widely
> disputed. My Socrates is strange enough to include Foucault as a
> Socratic figure. See Alexander Nehamas, "The Art of Living: Socratic
> Reflections from Plato to Foucault" for one broadened vision of
> Socratic inquiry.
I asked that because it seems to me that Socrates has methodologicaly
closed teaching. It's really hard to me to find another way to teach. I
think Lacan has shown another one.
> I am not sure where Socrates aimed his penis. The Platonic portrait of
> him in the "Symposium" paints a response to the beautiful Alcibiades
> that "privileges" the soul to the point of exclusion.
It may be a delirious statement, but i really hear a histerical position
in Socrates' portrait by Plato. Or, better, a way to subsume Alcibiades.
What Socrates means would be: 'what you have to offer (the body) means
nothing compared to what I HAVE to offer (knowledge)'. This, stated in a
philosophic circle should have made its way to seducing Alcibiades.
thanks for bibliography.
Examinations are formidable even to the best prepared, for the gratest fool may ask more than the wisest man can answer. -Charles Caleb Colton, author and clergyman (1780-1832)