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Plato and the poets

Pierre Destrée; Fritz-Gregor Herrmann


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  • Title:
    Plato and the poets
  • Author: Pierre Destrée; Fritz-Gregor Herrmann
  • Description: Introduction / Pierre Destree and Fritz-Gregor Herrmann -- What ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry? / Glenn W. Most -- Poetry and rhetoric in the Gorgias / Fritz-Gregor Herrmann -- Poetry as flawed reproduction: possession and mimesis / Catherine Collobert -- Plato's Ion and the ethics of praise / Carlotta Capuccino -- The hermeneutics of madness: poet and philosopher in Ion, and Phaedrus / Francisco J. Gonzalez -- Inspiration and inspired poets / Stefan Buttner -- Plato, poetry and creativity / Dominic Scott -- Poets at the symposium / Elisabeth Belfiore -- Tragedy, women and the family in the Republic / Penelope Murray -- Mimesis and psychological change in Republic III / Gabriel Richardson Lear -- Poets and mimesis in the Republic / Jera Marusic -- Antidotes and incantations: is there a cure for poetry in Plato's Republic? / Stephen Halliwell -- Tragedy, pity and thumos in the Republic / Pierre Destree -- Soul division and mimesis in Republic X / Rachel Singpurwalla -- Image-making in Republic X and the Sophist / Noburu Notomi -- A transfer of energy: lyric eros in Phaedrus / Elisabeth Pender -- Myth and poetry in the Timaeus / Gretchen Reydams-Schils -- Correctness' and poetic knowledge: choric poetry in the Laws / Antony Hatzistavrou -- Legislation as a tragedy (on Laws vii, 817b-d) / Suzanne Sauve-Meyer.
    The nineteen essays presented here aim to illuminate the ways poetry and the poets are discussed by Plato throughout his writing career. As well as throwing new light on old topics, such as mimesis and poetic inspiration, the volume introduces fresh approaches to Plato's philosophy of poetry and literature.
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill
  • Format: 1 online resource (xxii, 434 pages).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-283-12083-6;ISBN 9786613120830;ISBN 90-04-20183-1
  • Subjects: Plato -- Criticism and interpretation; Plato -- Knowledge -- Poetry; Greek poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc; Classical poetry -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc; Literature -- Philosophy -- History; Criticism -- History; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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