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By Kenneth M. Sayre

ISBN-10: 0268017840

ISBN-13: 9780268017842

Plato's dialogues are universally said as status one of the masterworks of the Western philosophic culture. What such a lot readers have no idea, notwithstanding, is that Plato additionally authored a public letter during which he unequivocally denies ever having written a piece of philosophy. If Plato didn't view his written dialogues as works of philosophy, how did he conceive them, and the way may still readers view them? In Plato's Literary backyard, Kenneth M. Sayre brings over thirty years of Platonic scholarship to undergo on those questions, arguing that Plato didn't intend the dialogues to function repositories of philosophic doctrine, yet as an alternative composed them as educating tools. targeting the dramatic constitution of the dialogues in addition to their logical argumentation, Sayre's research is prepared in line with the development of a horticultural metaphor followed from the Phaedrus. Sayre illustrates each one of those metaphorical "stages" with a sustained dialogue of suitable dialogues, starting from the very early Apology to the very overdue Philebus. within the culminating bankruptcy, he applies the insights received alongside the best way to a brand new interpretation of Plato's elusive type of the nice. as well as a unique resolution to the confusing query: Why did Plato write the dialogues?, Plato's Literary backyard contains a longer dialogue of the issues that almost all most likely led Plato to write down in discussion shape, in addition to new analyses of key dialogues akin to the Meno, the Symposium, and the Theaetetus. offering readers with useful guidance for the tough pursuit of attempting to learn underneath the outside of a Platonic discussion, this leading edge examine is certain to open up new views at the dialogues for either the beginner and mature scholar.

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Plato's dialogues are universally said as status one of the masterworks of the Western philosophic culture. What such a lot readers don't know, even though, is that Plato additionally authored a public letter during which he unequivocally denies ever having written a piece of philosophy. If Plato didn't view his written dialogues as works of philosophy, how did he conceive them, and the way should still readers view them?

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