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Genres in dialogue : Plato and the construct of philosophy.

Author: Andrea Wilson Nightingale
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView all editions and formats
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This 1995 study investigates how Plato 'invented' the discipline of philosophy. In order to define and legitimise philosophy, Dr Nightingale maintains, Plato had to match it against genres of  Read more...

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Named Person: Platon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrea Wilson Nightingale
ISBN: 0521774330 9780521774338 052148264X 9780521482646
OCLC Number: 441132581
Description: XIII, 222 str. ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements; Abbreviations and texts; Introduction; 1. Plato, Isocrates and the property of philosophy; 2. Use and abuse of Athenian tragedy; 3. Eulogy, irony, parody; 4. Alien and authentic discourse; 5. Philosophy and comedy; Conclusion; Bibliography; General index; Index of passages from Plato.

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'... [a] brilliantly suggestive book, giving us ... ways of locating the dialogues in their 'socio-political' context, and of thinking about Plato as a philosophical writer.' Phronesis 'The merits of Read more...

 
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