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Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher epub ebook

by Diskin Clay

Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher epub ebook

Author: Diskin Clay
Category: History & Criticism
Language: English
Publisher: Penn State University Press (November 7, 2000)
Pages: 336 pages
ISBN: 0271020431
ISBN13: 978-0271020433
Rating: 4.3
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Start by marking Platonic Questions: dialogues with the silent philosopher as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. 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 the dialogues.

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 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.

amp;"There are many books on Plato, but very few that deal in a sensitive way with the dialogues as literary works, while at the same time respecting the philosophical content

amp;"There are many books on Plato, but very few that deal in a sensitive way with the dialogues as literary works, while at the same time respecting the philosophical content. amp;" &-Charles H. Kahn, University of Pennsylvania, &"In Platonic Questions, Clay has set himself a complex challenge. This is a &'companion and guide&' to the reader new to Plato, but is not meant simply to be an introductory text for the uninitiated.

In this contribution, I aim to show how locating the Platonic dialogues in the intellectual context of their own time can illuminate their philosophical content.

Diskin Clay is R. J. R. Nabisco Professor of Classical Studies at Duke University. In this contribution, I aim to show how locating the Platonic dialogues in the intellectual context of their own time can illuminate their philosophical content.

Diskin Clay is R. His previous books include Paradosis and Survival: Three Chapters in the History of Epicurean Philosophy (1990) and Four Island Utopias: Plato's Atlantis, Euhemeros of Messene's Panchaia, Iamboulos' Island of the Sun, & Francis Bacon's New Atlantis, with Andrea Lee Purvis (FOCUS Philosophical Library, 1999)

Platonic Questions : Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher.

Platonic Questions : Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher. By (author) Diskin Clay.

Diskin Clay, American Classical studies educator. Fulbright fellow, Universities Montpellier and Poitiers, France, 1960-1961; Woodrow Wilson fellow, 1961-1962; American Council Learned Socs. Turkey, 1975;National Endowment for Humanities fellow, 1974-1975. Member American Philological Association, American Institute Archaeology, Dante Society American, Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy (president 1991-1992).

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This book explains how to read Plato, emphasizing the philosophic importance of the dramatic aspects of the dialogues . Platonic Questions: Dialogues with the Silent Philosopher Diskin Clay Sınırlı önizleme - 2010.

This book explains how to read Plato, emphasizing the philosophic importance of the dramatic aspects of the dialogues, and showing that Plato is an ironic thinker and that his irony is deeply rooted in his philosophy. Tüm Kitap Arama sonuçları Yazar hakkında (1995).

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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 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.

Reviews (2)
Breder
Professor Clay, as I know from personal experience, had been worrying over the topic of why Plato wrote dialogues for some 40 years prior to the assembly and publication of his 24 essays, some of which were written for the book's finish in 2000. He posed the question to me, "Why dialogues?"shortly after, I believe, his distinguished father-in-law, Leo Strauss had posed it to him in the early '60's. I had no answer, but Clay began systematically to apply his penetrating intellect to the conundrum. The first two of these essays, "Socrates' Mulishness and Heroism," and "The Tragic and Comic Poet of the Symposium," were being composed before Clay was finished with his Ph.D. dissertation. The reader of these essays will find herself led on inexorably, as if reading a Platonic dialogue, toward Professor Clay's tentative answer to the conundrum. Plato is himself a dramatic poet, both tragic and comic, whose mimesis must imitate the praxis of real men, not merely the icons of legendary heroes. This requires the composition of seriously spiritual dramatic scenarios. Only when the mimesis has found as its object a world supremely intelligent and intelligible does it become circular and self reflecting (p. 262) and so, at the apex of dialectic, mimesis loses the character of dialogue as in the TImaeus.

Every reader seasoned in the classics can appreciate what Clay does here; there is a eye-opening surprise (Gk. thauma) on most every page. The author is extremely well read not only in ancient and modern literature but in every corner of academe that has the least thing to do with his subjects. The less seasoned reader will find interconnections made among the dialogues and learn about Plato's variegated cast of characters--most of them have a distinctive ethos.

The several bibliographies at the end of the essays are marvelous resources and the bibliography includes nearly every significant book on Socratic matters ever written. I am not sure whether Professor Clay has adequate Geometry to have entered Plato's Academy, but he is certainly a son of Mnemosyne.

The Platonic neophyte could utilize Clay's representation of the dialogues as stimulus,by reading the subject dialogue with one hand and Platonic Questions with the other. Repeated bathing in Platonic waters may eventuate in a desire to learn the language in which they are dyed.

Lanadrta
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