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Hugh H. Benson

Clitophon’s Challenge: Dialectic in Plato’s Meno, Phaedo, and Republic. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2015. x + 318 pp. $65.00. isbn 9780199324835 (hbk).

This important study occupies a place in the literature closest to Richard Robinson’s influential Plato’s Earlier Dialectic.1 Or rather, it occupies a place comparable to the second part of that book (‘Dialectic’), the issues raised by the first (‘Elenchus’) having already been treated in depth in Benson’s Socratic Wisdom.2 The present work is no retread of Robinson, however. It offers fresh interpretations

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