Reading Plato

Reading Plato

by Thomas A. Szlezak
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415189837

ISBN-13: 9780415189835

Pub. Date: 05/01/1999

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Reading Plato offers a concise and illuminating insight into the complexities and difficulties of the Platonic dialogues, providing an invaluable text for any student of Plato's philosophy.
Taking as a starting point the critique of writing in the Phaedrus — where Socrates argues that a book cannot choose its reader nor can it defend itself

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Reading Plato offers a concise and illuminating insight into the complexities and difficulties of the Platonic dialogues, providing an invaluable text for any student of Plato's philosophy.
Taking as a starting point the critique of writing in the Phaedrus — where Socrates argues that a book cannot choose its reader nor can it defend itself against misinterpretation — Reading Plato offers solutions to the problems of interpreting the dialogues. In this ground-breaking book, Thomas A. Szlezak persuasively argues that the dialogues are designed to stimulate philosophical enquiry and to elevate philosophy to the realm of oral dialectic.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415189835
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/01/1999
Pages:
150
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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