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In praise of Plato's poetic imagination

Sonja Tanner 1972-


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  • Title:
    In praise of Plato's poetic imagination
  • Author: Sonja Tanner 1972-
  • Description: A history of the ancient "quarrel" : the philosophical "side" -- On the "side" of poetry in the ancient "quarrel" -- Imagination in the Sophist -- The pharmacological structure of the imagination -- The unity of form and content in Platonic dialogues -- Imagination and the ancient "quarrel".
    This book examines the role Plato accords to imagination in the ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy. Claiming that the function of imagination evokes a realm of praxis within Plato's dialogues heretofore largely unrecognized, this book offers an interpretation of Plato that challenges the more orthodox view in which poetry and the arts are denigrated, and indeed, seen as eradicable from the dialogues altogether.
  • Publication Date: c2010
  • Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books
  • Format: 1 online resource (265 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-282-82004-4;ISBN 9786612820045;ISBN 0-7391-4340-9
  • Subjects: Plato; Imagination (Philosophy); Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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