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Author Werner, Daniel S., 1976-

Title Myth and philosophy in Plato's Phaedrus / Daniel S. Werner
Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 302 pages)
Contents 880-01 Cover -- Myth and Philosophy in Plato's Phaedrus -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- 1: Introduction -- 1.1 THE QUESTION OF MYTH -- 1.2 THE HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CONTEXT OF PLATONIC MYTH -- 1.3 THE VARIETIES OF MYTH IN THE DIALOGUES -- 1.4 THE PHILOSOPHICAL QUESTIONS SURROUNDING MYTH -- 1.5 STRUCTURE AND SCOPE OF THIS BOOK -- 1.6 METHODOLOGICAL CONSIDERATIONS -- 2: Boreas, Typhon, and the Allegorization of Myth -- 2.1 THE OPENING SCENE -- 2.2 THE MYTH OF BOREAS AND OREITHUIA -- 2.3 ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION -- 2.4 THE CRITIQUE OF ALLEGORICAL INTERPRETATION
880-01/(S Persuasion and Plausibility -- The Persuasiveness of Platonic Myth -- 7.2 THE TRUE ART OF RHETORIC -- The Conditions of the True τέχνη -- The Palinode as True Rhetoric-- Verbal Therapy -- 7.3 DIALECTIC -- Dialectic as Precondition of the True τέχνη -- Dialectic as the Best Approximation of the True τέχνη -- Dialectic, Myth, and the Philosophical Life -- 8: Theuth, Thamus, and the Critique of Writing -- 8.1 ORALITY AND THE RISE OF WRITING IN PLATO'S ATHENS -- 8.2 THEUTH AND THAMUS -- 8.3 THE CRITIQUE OF WRITING -- 8.4 THE GARDENS OF ADONIS AND LEGITIMATE DISCOURSE
3.5 INTRAPERSONAL COMMUNICATION -- 3.6 MYTH AND THUMOS -- 3.7 MYTH AS A MODEL -- 3.8 EROS AND MUTHOS -- 3.9 ESCHATOLOGY -- The Eschatological Narrative and Its Psychological Appeal -- The Limits of Eschatological Discourse -- Self-Knowledge -- 4: The Palinode: Forms and Knowledge -- 4.1 THE DIVINE BANQUET -- 4.2 FORMS AS THE OBJECTS OF KNOWLEDGE -- 4.3 THE NATURE AND ATTAINABILITY OF KNOWLEDGE -- 4.4 MYTH AND THE LIMITS OF KNOWLEDGE -- 4.5 MYTH AND THE LIMITS OF LANGUAGE -- 4.6 THE YOGIC VIEW OF PLATONIC MYTH -- 4.7 MYTH AND RECOLLECTION -- 5: The Palinode: Tradition and Philosophy
5.1 THE PLATONIC APPROPRIATION OF TRADITION -- Theological Motifs -- Chariot Motifs -- Eschatological Motifs -- Eros-Related Motifs -- Platonic Myth as a Traditional Tale -- 5.2 THE CONSTRUCTION OF PHILOSOPHY -- 5.3 TURNING TOWARD PHILOSOPHY -- The Need for Turning -- The Emotional Basis of Turning -- The Intellectual Basis of Turning -- 5.4 MYTH FOR WHOM? -- 6: The Cicadas -- 6.1 CONTEXT -- 6.2 THE DANGER OF THE CICADA SONG -- 6.3 THE HISTORY OF THE CICADAS -- 6.4 THE ROLE OF THE CICADA MYTH -- 7: Rhetoric and Dialectic -- 7.1 THE NATURE OF RHETORIC -- "Rhetoric" Broadly Defined
Critique of the Starting Point of Allegory -- Critique of the Method of Allegory -- Critique of the Value of Allegory -- A (Further) Hermeneutical Warning -- 2.5 THE IMPORTANCE OF SELF-KNOWLEDGE -- 2.6 "SAYING GOODBYE" TO MYTH -- 2.7 THE PHILOSOPHICAL USE OF MYTH -- 3: The Palinode: Soul and Eros -- 3.1 CONTEXT -- 3.2 PROOF -- Proof and the Palinode -- The Proof of Immortality -- 3.3 THE LIMITS OF PSYCHOLOGICAL DISCOURSE -- 3.4 THE NATURE OF THE SOUL -- Tripartition and the Ineliminability of the Irrational -- The Role of the Irrational -- The Agent-like Nature of the Parts of the Soul
Summary Examines the role of myth in Plato's Phaedrus, arguing that it leads readers to participate in Plato's dialogues and to engage in self-examination
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Notes English
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Subject Plato. Phaedrus.
SUBJECT Plato v427-v347 Phaedrus gnd
Phaedrus (Plato) fast
Subject Rhetoric, Ancient -- Early works to 1800
Love -- Early works to 1800
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Love
Rhetoric, Ancient
Mythos
Philosophie
Genre/Form Early works
Form Electronic book
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