The Stance of Plato addresses Plato's particular fusion of literature and philosophy. Albert Cook examines a number of Plato's major dialogues to ascertain further the bearing of "rhetoric" and the dramatized dialogue on the relationship between literature and philosophy. Using an engaging and occasionally poetic style, Cook studies the implications of Plato's literary form and the historical context of his ideas. The Stance of Plato helps bridge the gap between scholars interested in Plato's arguments and logic and those interested in their literary aspects, suggesting that literature and philosophy may not be separable domains. The book will be an important work for classicists, philosophers, and scholars of literature.
|Publisher:||Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.|
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About the Author
Albert Cook is Professor Emeritus of Comparative Literature, English, and Classics at Brown University. He has published over thirty books, including The Odyssey: A Critical Edition (W. W. Norton), Myth and Language (University of Indiana Press), and History/Writing (The Cambridge University Press).
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Prolegomena to the Interpretation of Plato Chapter 3 Equanimity and Danger: Distribution of Questions and Style of Confrontation in the Four Dialogues around Socrates' Trial Chapter 4 Dialectic, Irony, and Myth in Plato's Phaedrus Chapter 5 Plato and Poetry Chapter 6 Plato's Handling of Myth Chapter 7 Suspension, Hypothesis, Digression, and Poetic-Religious Authority in the Meno Chapter 8 Particles, Qualification, Ordering, Style, Irony, and Meaning in Plato's Dialogues Chapter 9 Some Statements in Plato's Dialogues Bearing on the Validity and Ontological Range of Language Chapter 10 The Black Eyes of the White Horse: Love in Plato's Dialogues Chapter 11 Plato and the Historical Consciousness Chapter 12 Afterword: Philosophy and Poetry