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Seeming & being in Plato's rhetorical theory

Seeming & being in Plato's rhetorical theory

Author: Robin Reames
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
The widespread understanding of language in the West is that it represents the world. This view, however, has not always been commonplace. In fact, it is a theory of language conceived by Plato, culminating in The Sophist. In that dialogue Plato introduced the idea of statements as being either true or false, where the distinction between falsity and truth rests on a deeper discrepancy between appearance and  Read more...
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Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robin Reames
ISBN: 9780226567013 022656701X
OCLC Number: 1022775522
Description: xiv, 229 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: Literacy, dramatic form, metaphysics: rereading Plato's rhetoric --
The "cosmetics" of sophistry: seeming and being in the Gorgias --
The oral poet and the literate sophist: divine madness and rhetorical inoculation in the Phaedrus --
Heraclitean opposition and Parmenidean contradiction: pre-Socratic ontology and Protagorean sophistry in the Cratylus, the Theaetetus, and the Euthydemus --
Sophistry without measure, dialectic without rhetoric: the interpretive dispute in the Protagoras --
The rhetoric of mimêsis: sophistic imitation and seeming in the Republic --
Imitators of truth: the rhetorical theories of onoma and rhêma in the Sophist and the Cratylus --
Epilogue: The past and future of Plato's rhetorical theory.
Other Titles: Seeming and being in Plato's rhetorical theory
Responsibility: Robin Reames.


An analysis of Plato and the relationship he posits among language, truth, and the world.  Read more...


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