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Instances of Decision Theory in Plato’s Alcibiades Major and Minor , and in Xenophon’s Memorabilia
This chapter discusses Socrates’ use of hypothetical choices as an early version of what was to become in the twentieth century the discipline of decision theory as expressed by one of its prominentExpand
Insightfull women, ignorant Alcibiades
The prominent role of women in the Spartan and Persian Speech in Plato's dialogue Alcibiades Major has not been sufficiently appreciated. We remedy this by (1) laying out the context in which theExpand
Eudaimonia: Happiness and Priorities in Plato’s Alcibiades Major and Plato’s Apology
“Eudaimonia: Happiness and Priorities in Plato’s Alcibiades Major and Plato’s Apology” argues that the principal themes of happiness and priorities found in Plato’s Alcibiades Major are also found inExpand
Socratic Encounters: Plato's Alcibiades
Conversation and Self-Sufficiency in Plato
Politics in Socrates' Alcibiades
The Anatomy of Three Thought Experiments in Plato’s Republic, Apology, and Alcibiades Minor
I argue that Plato's use of thought experiments anticipate many of the themes discussed by Thomas S. Kuhn's classic essay, "A Function for Thought Experiments." Kuhn's concern is that thoughtExpand