Plato's Phaedrus / Edition 1

Plato's Phaedrus / Edition 1

by Plato
     
 


English translation of one of Plato’s least political dialogues has Socrates and Phaedrus discussing many themes: the art and practice of rhetoric, love, reincarnation, and the soul. With an interpretive essay, notes and glossary.See more details below

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English translation of one of Plato’s least political dialogues has Socrates and Phaedrus discussing many themes: the art and practice of rhetoric, love, reincarnation, and the soul. With an interpretive essay, notes and glossary.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780941051545
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2003
Series:
Focus Philosophical Library
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
158
Sales rank:
858,077
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
List of Abbreviationsx
Introduction
IDate of composition3
IIThe dramatic date8
IIISubjects and purposes of the dialogue8
IVThe characters12
VLysias and his speech16
Translation and Commentary
I227A-230E: Introductory conversation. The scene on the bank of the Ilissus21
II230E-234C: The speech of Lysias27
III234C-237B: Criticism of Lysias's speech. Socrates is induced to treat the theme himself32
IV237B-238C: Socrates begins his speech. A definition of love38
V238C-241D: Socrates concludes his first speech43
VI241D-243E: Interlude, leading to Socrates's recantation50
VII243E-245C: Socrates begins his second speech. Three types of divine madness56
VIII245C-246A: The immortality of soul63
IX246A-247C: Myth of the soul. The charioteer and two horses. The procession of souls69
X247C-248E: The soul's vision of true Being. Its fall and incarnation78
XI248E-249D: Reincarnation and final liberation of the soul. The philosopher's privilege85
XII249D-250D: The soul's recollection of ideal Beauty92
XIII250E-252C: Love as the regrowing of the soul's wings96
XIV252C-253C: The various types of lover99
XV253C-256E: The subjugation of lust. Love and counter-love103
XVI256E-257B: The speech concluded. A prayer for Lysias and Phaedrus110
XVII257B-258E: Preliminary consideration of speech-writing113
XVIII258E-259D: Interlude. The myth of the cicadas117
XIX259E-261A: Rhetoric and knowledge119
XX261A-264E: Knowledge of resemblances and differences123
XXI264E-266B: Dialectic method as exhibited in preceding speeches131
XXII266C-269C: The technique of existing rhetoric138
XXIII269C-272B: Philosophy and rhetoric. Pericles's debt to Anaxagoras145
XXIV272B-274B: The true method of rhetoric. Its difficulty and its justification152
XXV274B-278B: The superiority of the spoken word. Myth of the invention of writing156
XXVI278B-279C: Messages to Lysias and Isocrates165
Index of Names171

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