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The Resource Plato on the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists, Marina McCoy

Plato on the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists, Marina McCoy

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Plato on the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists
Title
Plato on the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists
Statement of responsibility
Marina McCoy
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marina McCoy explores Plato's treatment of the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists through a thematic treatment of six different Platonic dialogues, including Apology, Protagoras, Gorgias, Republic, Sophist, and Phaedras. She argues that Plato presents the philosopher and the sophist as difficult to distinguish, insofar as both use rhetoric as part of their arguments. Plato does not present philosophy as rhetoric-free, but rather shows that rhetoric is an integral part of philosophy. However, the philosopher and the sophist are distinguished by the philosopher's love of the forms as the ultimate objects of desire. It is this love of the forms that informs the philosopher's rhetoric, which he uses to lead his partner to better understand his deepest desires. McCoy's work is of interest to philosophers, classicists, and communications specialists alike in its careful yet comprehensive treatment of philosophy, sophistry, and rhetoric as portrayed through the drama of the dialogues
Cataloging source
N$T
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1968-
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McCoy, Marina
Dewey number
184
Index
index present
LC call number
B395
LC item number
.M296 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Gorgias
  • Rhetoric
  • Philosophers
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)
  • Gorgias
  • Plato
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Philosophers
  • Rhetoric
  • Sophists (Greek philosophy)
Label
Plato on the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists, Marina McCoy
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elements of Gorgianic rhetoric and the forensic genre in Plato's Apology -- The rhetoric of socratic questioning in the Protagoras -- The competition between philosophy and rhetoric in the Gorgias -- The dialectical development of the philosopher and sophist in the Republic -- Philosophers, sophists, and strangers in the Sophist -- Love and rhetoric in Plato's Phaedrus
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192004924
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unknown
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1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511367908
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)192004924
Label
Plato on the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists, Marina McCoy
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-207) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Elements of Gorgianic rhetoric and the forensic genre in Plato's Apology -- The rhetoric of socratic questioning in the Protagoras -- The competition between philosophy and rhetoric in the Gorgias -- The dialectical development of the philosopher and sophist in the Republic -- Philosophers, sophists, and strangers in the Sophist -- Love and rhetoric in Plato's Phaedrus
Control code
192004924
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 212 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511367908
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)192004924

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