The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues

The Play of Character in Plato's Dialogues

by Ruby Blondell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521793009

ISBN-13: 9780521793001

Pub. Date: 09/01/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book is an interpretation of Plato in general, and several dialogues in particular, from the point of view of dramatic characterization. It thus forms part of the growing movement towards reading Plato "dramatically", as opposed to reading him as if he wrote treatises like most philosophers. At the same time, it is intended to show traditional "analytical"…  See more details below

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This book is an interpretation of Plato in general, and several dialogues in particular, from the point of view of dramatic characterization. It thus forms part of the growing movement towards reading Plato "dramatically", as opposed to reading him as if he wrote treatises like most philosophers. At the same time, it is intended to show traditional "analytical" philosophical interpreters the significance of such "literary" features for understanding the philosophical issues at stake. Its overall goal is to bridge the gulf still existing between such interpreters and more "literary" readers.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521793001
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.26(d)
Lexile:
1620L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. Drama and dialogue; 2. The imitation of character; 3. The elenctic Sokrates at work: Hippias Minor; 4. A changing cast of characters: Republic; 5. Reproducing Sokrates: Theaetetus; 6. Putting Sokrates in his place: Sophist and Statesman; Bibliography; General index; Index of passages cited.

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