The Problem of Alcibiades: Plato on Moral Education and the Many

Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 49:1-36 (2015)
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Socrates’ admirers and successors in the fourth century and beyond often felt the need to explain Socrates’ reputed relationship with Alcibiades, and to defend Socrates against the charge that he was a corrupting influence on Alcibiades. In this paper I examine Plato’s response to this problem and have two main aims. First, I will argue in Section 2 that

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Joshua Wilburn
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