Socrates’ Motives and Human Wisdom in Plato’s Theages

  • Travis S. Hadley
Part of the Recovering Political Philosophy book series (REPOPH)


Hadley argues that Plato’s Theages counters the charges of Aristophanes’ Clouds that Socrates is impious and corrupts the young. Hadley pursues the character of Plato’s response by exploring the relation between Socrates’ wisdom and his invocation of the daimonion. Hadley shows, more specifically, that one’s interpretation of the daimonion will bear decisively on how one understands the putatively philanthropic character of Socrates’ activity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of North TexasDentonUSA

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