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The Resource Plato's Four Muses : The Phaedrus and the Poetics of Philosophy, Andrea Capra

Plato's Four Muses : The Phaedrus and the Poetics of Philosophy, Andrea Capra

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Plato's Four Muses : The Phaedrus and the Poetics of Philosophy
Title
Plato's Four Muses
Title remainder
The Phaedrus and the Poetics of Philosophy
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Capra
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
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 'mousikē'. 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
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Cataloging source
HCH
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1971-
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Capra, Andrea
Dewey number
184
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
B395
LC item number
.C34 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Hellenic Studies
Series volume
67
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Plato
  • Plato
  • Poetics
  • Plato
  • Poetics
Label
Plato's Four Muses : The Phaedrus and the Poetics of Philosophy, Andrea Capra
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898418083
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780674417229
Lccn
2014953138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898418083
Label
Plato's Four Muses : The Phaedrus and the Poetics of Philosophy, Andrea Capra
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
898418083
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvii, 234 pages
Isbn
9780674417229
Lccn
2014953138
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)898418083

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