Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy Andrea Wilson Nightingale

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Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy  by  Andrea Wilson Nightingale

Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy by Andrea Wilson Nightingale
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In this very original study, the author investigates how Plato invented the discipline of philosophy. In order to define & legitimise philosophy, Dr Nightingale maintains, Plato had to match it against genres of discourse that had authorityMoreIn this very original study, the author investigates how Plato invented the discipline of philosophy. In order to define & legitimise philosophy, Dr Nightingale maintains, Plato had to match it against genres of discourse that had authority & currency in democratic Athens.

By incorporating traditional genres of poetry & rhetoric into his dialogs, Plato marks the boundaries of philosophy as a discursive & social practice.AcknowledgmentsAbbreviations & TextsIntroductionPlato, Isocrates & the property of philosophyUse & abuse of Athenian tragedyEulogy, irony, parodyAlien & authentic discoursePhilosophy & comedyConclusionBibliographyGeneral IndexIndex of Passages from Plato



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