Formal Structures in Plato's Dialogues.
Theaetetus, Sophist and Statesman.
Edited by Francisco Leonardo Lisi, Maurizio Migliori and Josep Monserrat-Molas.
2011. 242 S. 39,50 Euro. 14,8 x 21 cm. Hardcover. 978-3-89665-517-2.
(Lecturae Platonis Bd. 6)
The three dialogues, which are the object of the collected papers included in this volume, are a unicum in the Platonic corpus. No other existing trilogy is connected dramatically so clearly as they are. From the formal point of view, in these texts Plato shows his brilliant literary ability in all its facets in order to deploy all the grades of the philosophical inquiry, always related to education.
The three dialogues, which are the object of the collected papers included in this volume, are a unicum in the Platonic corpus. No other existing trilogy is connected dramatically so clearly as they are. From the formal point of view, in these texts Plato shows his brilliant literary ability in all its facets in order to deploy all the grades of the philosophical inquiry, always related to education: maieutikos elenchus, dialectical dihairesis and everything entangled with allegory and myth. In the first dialogue of the trilogy Socrates searches in Theatetus' soul for the definition of episteme, not knowledge in general, but the specific wisdom proper of the true philosophers. In the following Sophist and Statesman, on the other hand, a new character, the guest from Elea, offers the science they had looked for as a gift, the diairesis. The exercises in it serve also for distinguishing the true philosopher-statesman from his fake: the sophist and all the historical politicians acting in the scene. Actually these dialogues develop the subject of the excurse, which stands at the centre of the Theaetetus (172c3-177c5): the opposition between true and false philosopher.
Francisco L. Lisi is full Professor for Greek Philology at the University Carlos III de Madrid (Spain), director of the Instituto de Estudios Clásicos Lucio Anneo Séneca, Coordinator of the Collegium Politicum and President of the Mediterranean Section of the International Plato Society. His publications are in the fields of philological, philosophical and historical research. He has worked mainly on Plato and the history of Platonism and has more than 150 publications.
Maurizio Migliori, member of the International Plato Society, is full Professor in History of Ancient Philosophy at Macerata University (Italy). He has published commented editions of PlatoÆs dialogues (Parmenides, Politicus, Philebus) and of AristotleÆs De generatione and corruptione, and many essays on other dialogues (Phaedrus, Phaedo, Timaeus, Laws).
Josep Monserrat-Molas is Professor at the Faculty of Philosophy (University of Barcelona) and member of International Plato Society. He is editor of Anuari de la Societat Catalana de Filosofia (with Jordi Sales), and has published El polític de Plató. La gràcia de la mesura, Estranys, setciències i pentatletes. Cinc estudis de filosofia política clàssica, and, as editor, the series Philosophy and Dialogue. On PlatoÆs Dialogues with A. Bosch-Veciana.
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