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Plato as author [electronic resource] : the rhetoric of philosophy / edited by Ann N. Michelini.

Contributor(s): Michelini, Ann N.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Cincinnati classical studies: new ser., v. 8.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2003Description: 1 online resource (vi, 359 p.).ISBN: 1417502258 (electronic bk.); 9781417502257 (electronic bk.); 9047401832; 9789047401834; 9789004128781 (acid-free); 9004128786 (acid-free).Subject(s): Plato -- Literary art | Rhetoric, Ancient | Plato | Platon -- Style | Rh�etorique ancienne | PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical | Dialogen | Grieks | Stilistiek | Retorica | Plato | Schriftlichkeit | RhetorikGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Plato as author.DDC classification: 184 Other classification: 18.43 | 08.21 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
How to read a Platonic prologue: Lysis 203a-207d -- Plato's Socratic mask -- Plato's politic writing and the cultivation of souls -- Glaucon's couch, or mimesis and the art of the Republic -- Socrates' argumentative burden in the Republic -- To hear the right thing and to miss the point: Plato's implicit poetics -- Rhetoric as part of an initiation into the mysteries: a new interpretation of the Platonic Phaedrus -- Six philosophers on philosophical esotericism -- Subtext and subterfuge in Cratylus -- The man with no name: Socrates and the visitor from Elea -- Metaphysics and individual souls in the Phaedo -- On the philosophical autonomy of a Platonic dialogue: the case of recollection -- The rhetoric of philosophy: Socrates' swan-song.
Summary: This collection, focusing on literary aspects of the Platonic dialogues, includes diverse essays by scholars from several different fields. Topics include friendship and desire in the Lysis, Socratic irony in Cratylus, and mystery imagery in Phaedrus.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [333]-351) and index.

How to read a Platonic prologue: Lysis 203a-207d -- Plato's Socratic mask -- Plato's politic writing and the cultivation of souls -- Glaucon's couch, or mimesis and the art of the Republic -- Socrates' argumentative burden in the Republic -- To hear the right thing and to miss the point: Plato's implicit poetics -- Rhetoric as part of an initiation into the mysteries: a new interpretation of the Platonic Phaedrus -- Six philosophers on philosophical esotericism -- Subtext and subterfuge in Cratylus -- The man with no name: Socrates and the visitor from Elea -- Metaphysics and individual souls in the Phaedo -- On the philosophical autonomy of a Platonic dialogue: the case of recollection -- The rhetoric of philosophy: Socrates' swan-song.

This collection, focusing on literary aspects of the Platonic dialogues, includes diverse essays by scholars from several different fields. Topics include friendship and desire in the Lysis, Socratic irony in Cratylus, and mystery imagery in Phaedrus.

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