Plato's Phaedrus / Edition 1

Plato's Phaedrus / Edition 1

by Plato
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0941051544

ISBN-13: 9780941051545

Pub. Date: 09/28/2003

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.


This is an English translation of one of Plato's least political dialogues of Socrates and Phaedrus discussing many themes: the art and practice of rhetoric, love, reincarnation, and the soul. It includes an introduction, notes, glossary, appendices, and an interpretive essay and introduction. Also included are rarely seen illustrations, stone

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This is an English translation of one of Plato's least political dialogues of Socrates and Phaedrus discussing many themes: the art and practice of rhetoric, love, reincarnation, and the soul. It includes an introduction, notes, glossary, appendices, and an interpretive essay and introduction. Also included are rarely seen illustrations, stone carvings, and vase paintings.

Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.

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:
866,990
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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