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Listening to the Cicadas: A Study of Plato's Phaedrus

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The focus of this account is how myth and formal argument in the dialogue Phaedrus complement and reinforce each other in Plato's philosophy. Not only is the dialogue in its formal structure a joining of myth and argument, but the philosophic life that it praises is also shaped by the limitations of argument and the importance of mythical and poetic understanding. The book is written for anyone seriously interested in Plato's thought and in the history of literary theory or of rhetoric. No knowledge of Greek is required.

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'This full-length study of Plato’s dialogue Phaedrus, now in paperback, is written in the belief that a concerted scrutiny of a single dialogue is an important part of the project of understanding Plato as far as possible ‘from the inside’. The focus of this account is on how the resources both of persuasive myth and of formal argument complement and reinforce each other in his philosophy. By means of this correlation of form and content Plato invites his readers, through the very act of reading, to take a first step along the path of the philosophical life.\n

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How myth and formal argument in the dialogue, Phaedrus, complement and reinforce each other, is the focus of an account written for students of the history of literary theory or rhetoric as well as Plato's thought.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521409322
Editor:
Ferrari, G. R. F.
Author:
Ferrari, Giovanni R. F.
Editor:
Hopkins, M. K.
Editor:
Easterling, P. E.
Author:
Hopkins, M. K.
Author:
Reeve, M. D.
Author:
Striker, G.
Author:
Snodgrass, A. M.
Author:
G. R. F., Ferrari
Author:
Easterling, P. E.
Author:
Ferrari, G. R. F.
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Ancient
Subject:
Love
Subject:
Plato
Subject:
Rhetoric, ancient
Subject:
History & Surveys - Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Plato - Phaedrus
Subject:
Plato - Phaedrus Plato - Phaedrus
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Classical Studies
Publication Date:
19901131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8.00x6.10x.77 in. .89 lbs.

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Product details 308 pages Cambridge University Press - English 9780521409322 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 'This full-length study of Plato’s dialogue Phaedrus, now in paperback, is written in the belief that a concerted scrutiny of a single dialogue is an important part of the project of understanding Plato as far as possible ‘from the inside’. The focus of this account is on how the resources both of persuasive myth and of formal argument complement and reinforce each other in his philosophy. By means of this correlation of form and content Plato invites his readers, through the very act of reading, to take a first step along the path of the philosophical life.\n

'

"Synopsis" by , How myth and formal argument in the dialogue, Phaedrus, complement and reinforce each other, is the focus of an account written for students of the history of literary theory or rhetoric as well as Plato's thought.
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