The Forgotten Comedy of the Socratic Turn

  title={The Forgotten Comedy of the Socratic Turn},
  author={Jeremy John Mhire},
  journal={Political Research Quarterly},
  pages={732 - 744}
  • J. Mhire
  • Published 6 February 2013
  • Art
  • Political Research Quarterly
Leo Strauss ends his Socrates and Aristophanes with a pregnant assertion: the best account of the Socratic turn is offered by al-Razi in his The Philosophical Way of Life.  Al-Razi’s account thus provides two invaluable opportunities: to gain some insight into Strauss’s unique understanding of Socrates, and the chance to examine the problem of Socrates from a nontraditional vantage point. Taking advantage of these opportunities reveals an oft-overlooked moment in the history of political… 
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