The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry Revisited

The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry Revisited : Plato and the Greek Literary Tradition

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In this study, Susan Levin argues that Plato takes the Greek literary tradition as a key locus of ideas with respect to linguistic issues in the Cratylus, Phaedo, and Republic. This evidence regarding his philosophy of language, conjoined with a new interpretation of the Republic's familiar critique of poets, supports the view that, far from functioning merely as a target for those seeking ways in which philosophy might benefit from appeals to literature, Plato's work represents a valuable precedent for inquiry in this more

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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 154.9 x 233.7 x 25.4mm | 476.28g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0195136063
  • 9780195136067
  • 1,693,426

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The idea behind Levin's book is a welcome addition to a growing trend in Platonic studies of taking seriously Plato's philosophical affair with language and literature. * Ancient Philosophy *show more

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