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Auteur(s) : Capra, Andrea (1971-....)  Voir les notices liées en tant qu'auteur

Titre(s) : Plato's four muses [Texte imprimé] : the "Phaedrus" and the poetics of philosophy / Andrea Capra

Publication : Washington (D.C.) : Center for Hellenic studies, cop. 2014

Description matérielle : 1 vol. (XVII-234 p.) : ill. ; 23 cm

Collection : Hellenic studies ; 67

Lien à la collection : Hellenic studies (Washington, D.C.) 


Note(s) : Bibliogr. p. 188-219. Index
Plato's Four Muses reconstructs Plato's authorial self-portrait through a fresh reading of the Phaedrus, with an Introduction and Conclusion that contextualize the construction more broadly. The reference to four Muses in the myth of the cicadas is read as a hint of the "ingredients" of philosophical discourse, which Plato sets against the Greek tradition of poetic initiations and conceptualizes as a form of provocatively old-fasioned 'mousikë'. The book unravels three surprising features that define Plato's works. First, there is a measure of anti-intellectualism: Plato counters the rationalistic excesses of other forms of discourse, thus distinguishing his own words from both prose and poetry; second, Plato envisages a new beginning for philosophy: he conceptualizes the birth of Socratic dialogue in, and against, the Pythagorean tradition, with an emphasis on the new role of writing and on the cult of Socrates in the Academy; finally, a self-consciously ambivalent attitude emerges with respect to the social function of the dialogues. Plato's works are conceived both as a kind of "resistance literature" and as a preliminary move towards the new poetry of the Kallipolis


Sujet(s) : Platon (0427?-0348? av. J.-C.). Phèdre  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet
Philosophie et littérature -- Antiquité  Voir les notices liées en tant que sujet


Numéros : ISBN 9780674417229. - ISBN 0674417224 (br.)

Notice n° :  FRBNF44261145 (notice reprise d'un réservoir extérieur)



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