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Reading Plato

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ISBN-10: 0415189845

ISBN-13: 9780415189842

Edition: 1999

Authors: Thomas A. Szlez�k, Thomas A. Szlez�k

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Taking the critique of writing in the Phaedrus as a starting point (in which Socrates argues that a book cannot defend itself against misinterpretation), this book offers solutions to the problems of interpreting the Platonic dialogues.
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Book details

List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/16/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 152
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.440
Language: English

The Joys of Reading Plato
The Reader participates
An Example of Individual reception
Possible Mistaken Opinions on the Part of the Reader
One does not see what one does not know
Characteristics of the Platonic Dialogues
Questions about Characteristics
For Whom is Plato Writing?
Does a Platonic Dialogue Speak with Several Voices?
The Modern Theory of the Dialogues
An Ancient Theory of Interpretation
The Interpretation of Simonides in the Protagoras
The Critique of Writing in the Phaedrus
The Definition of the Philosopher based on his Relationship to his Writings
The Meaning of timio tera
'Support for Logos' in the Dialogues
The Ascent to the Principles and the Limits of Philosophical Communication
Some Gaps
The Doctrine of Anamnesis and dialectic in the Euthydemus
The Importance of the Allusions for Reading Plato
Plato's Dramatic Technique: Some Examples
Monologue and Dialogue with Imaginary Partners
The Characteristics of the Dialogues: What they really mean
How and why the Dialogue-Form has been misunderstood
The Difference between Esotericism and Secrecy
Plato's Concept of Philosophy and the Objectives of the Dialogues