Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz's Book Featured in Dec. 2020 CHOICE Reviews

October 16, 2020
Dr. Anne-Marie Schultz's book, Plato's Socrates on Socrates: Socratic Self-Disclosure and the Public Practice of Philosophy (Lexington Books, 2020), is featured in the December 2020 CHOICE Reviews.

"Schultz (Baylor) has written a compelling portrait of Socratic philosophizing that is very much a true believer’s account. Retelling her own "way to philosophy," Schultz reflects on how Socrates’s strategies of self-disclosure reveal important lessons for "the public practice of philosophy." After four chapter-long inquiries into Socratic self-disclosure in the Theaetetus, Symposium, Apology, and Phaedo, Schultz draws out the full, emotional complexity of the enigmatic Plato, who was largely given to hiding nothing and debating nearly every life-choice he faced in public. She concludes her reading with a synoptic reflection about the life of civic engagement as a public philosopher today, endorsing the echoes of Socratic philosophizing that she finds in the writings of bell hooks, Khang, and Coates. Drawing on her own experiences as a public philosopher—blogging, traveling to India, and leading social justice reading groups—Schultz crystallizes the contemporary relevance of Plato’s Socrates. The text is well researched and documented, and mostly free of jargon. The clarity of Schultz’s arguments and her lucid prose open the book to a large audience.
Summing Up: Recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty."


The webpage for Dr. Schultz's book can be found here.

Sic'em, Dr. Schultz!
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