Friends, enemies, and strangers

ISBN:
9780893910075

The papers collected in this book were originally presented at a conference held over a period of eight days at Goldsmiths' College of the University of London. At the conference some seventeen papers were presented and discussed by graduate students and young faculty members from universities in England, Scotland, Ireland, and North America. The various participants were brought together by their interest in developing and sustaining a variety of issues bearing on the relationship between language and inquiry. These issues are perhaps best encapsulated in the complex figure of Socrates and the Greek tradition which his life represents and exemplifies: to teach and learn as the lively work of community, to live passionately among friends and enemies, to remember our tradition as the source of passion, to renew the limit of that tradition by revolutionary moderation and struggle, to nurture these commitments always as Good

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