This paper deals with Plato’s portrayal of Socrates’ passions. I show how Plato’s Socrates, not unlike the Socrates that emerges from Aristoxenus, Phaedo and Xenophon, is dominated by strong emotions, which he is able to control. In both Symposium and Charmides, the virtue by which such control is possible is sophrosune. The paper shows that sophrosune appears to be the most important virtue related to the control of passions also in other works of the Platonic corpus (until Laws).

Come governare le passioni di Socrate? Platone e i suoi antagonisti

Stavru, Alessandro
2021-01-01

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This paper deals with Plato’s portrayal of Socrates’ passions. I show how Plato’s Socrates, not unlike the Socrates that emerges from Aristoxenus, Phaedo and Xenophon, is dominated by strong emotions, which he is able to control. In both Symposium and Charmides, the virtue by which such control is possible is sophrosune. The paper shows that sophrosune appears to be the most important virtue related to the control of passions also in other works of the Platonic corpus (until Laws).
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Platone, Socrate, passioni, enkrateia, sophrosyne
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