Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Encounters and Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete” as Want to Read:
Encounters and Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Encounters and Reflections: Conversations with Seth Benardete

4.5 of 5 stars 4.50  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  2 reviews
By turns wickedly funny and profoundly illuminating, Encounters and Reflections presents a captivating and unconventional portrait of the life and works of Seth Benardete. One of the leading scholars of ancient thought, Benardete here reflects on both the people he knew and the topics that fascinated him throughout his career in a series of candid, freewheeling conversatio ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published February 15th 2003 by University Of Chicago Press
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Encounters and Reflections, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Encounters and Reflections

Community Reviews

(showing 1-22 of 22)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Don
I have no idea how or why this book was published, but I am really glad it was. This definitely feels like a book that fell through the cracks or was done as a favor to somebody, because its audience is so narrow. I doubt they sold more than 500 copies.

That said, this book is awesome. It's a fascinating (and often hilarious) look at a generation of scholars and their teachers. If you're interested in what academia looked like in the 1950s, the first half of this book is riveting. I can't imagine
...more
William Herbst
Seth Benardete was a teacher of mine for several years at NYU. He was quite unique and had some amazing stories, anecdotes, and insights into ancient texts. I am a classicist rather than a philosopher so I find some of his argumentation a challenge and there are passages in the second half of this book I struggle to follow. The dialogue format helps me understand the thread of his arguments better in this book than in his others (it also recalls Plato nicely).
Bakunin
Bakunin marked it as to-read
May 21, 2014
bdm
bdm marked it as to-read
Aug 14, 2014
Stephanie
Stephanie marked it as to-read
Oct 08, 2013
Ismael
Ismael marked it as to-read
Jul 31, 2013
Josh Wade
Josh Wade marked it as to-read
Feb 03, 2013
Alyssa
Alyssa marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2012
Bruce
Bruce marked it as to-read
May 27, 2012
Rita
Rita added it
Nov 13, 2011
Christina
Christina marked it as to-read
Apr 23, 2011
Michael Fogleman
Michael Fogleman marked it as to-read
Mar 15, 2011
Michael
Michael marked it as to-read
Jun 12, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Socrates' Second Sailing: On Plato's Republic Achilles and Hector: The Homeric Hero The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy: Plato's Gorgias and Phaedrus The Bow and the Lyre: A Platonic Reading of the Odyssey The Argument of the Action: Essays on Greek Poetry and Philosophy

Share This Book