Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher Diskin Clay

ISBN: 9780271030036

Published: October 8th 2007

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336 pages


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Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher  by  Diskin Clay

Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher by Diskin Clay
October 8th 2007 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 336 pages | ISBN: 9780271030036 | 9.70 Mb

The dialogue has disappeared as a mode of writing philosophy, and philosophers who study Plato today often ignore the form in which Plato s work appears in favor of reconstructing and analyzing arguments thought to be conveyed by the content of theMoreThe dialogue has disappeared as a mode of writing philosophy, and philosophers who study Plato today often ignore the form in which Plato s work appears in favor of reconstructing and analyzing arguments thought to be conveyed by the content of the dialogues.

A distinguished classicist here offers an approach to understanding Plato that tries to do full justice to the form of Platonic philosophy, appreciated against the background of Greek literature and history, while also giving proper due to the important philosophic content of the dialogues.The book deals in turn with Plato s relation to and portraits of Socrates, the literary and philosophical character of the dialogues (including the problems of interpreting a philosopher who never speaks in his own name), and the modes of argumentation employed in the dialogues as well as some of their major themes.



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