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by Andrea Wilson Nightingale

  • Author: Andrea Wilson Nightingale
  • ISBN: 0521774330
  • ISBN13: 978-0521774338
  • ePub: 1193 kb | FB2: 1452 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: History & Criticism
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (May 8, 2000)
  • Pages: 238
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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Genres In Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy ePub download

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Andrea Nightingale's fine book on Plato and the 'construct' of philosophy is everywhere responsive to the contingency of philosophical discourse . Philosophy of Literature. The merits of Nightingale's book are considerable. this work thus provides essential philological insights into the distinctions between philosophy and its rival forms of discourse (including poetry and rhetoric) at a moment when those boundaries first came to be demarcated in an explicit and systematic wa. This fascinating study sheds new light on the old puzzle: despite his notorious attack on poetry, Plato was a literary genius.

Автор: Nightingale Andrea Wilson Название: Genres in Dialogue . Описание: This book is a major contribution to the history of analytic philosophy in general and of logical positivism in particular.

Описание: This book is a major contribution to the history of analytic philosophy in general and of logical positivism in particular.

Andrea Wilson Nightingale. This 1995 book takes as its starting point Plato's incorporation of specific genres of poetry and rhetoric into his dialogues. The author argues that Plato's 'dialogues' with traditional genres are part. The author argues that Plato's 'dialogues' with traditional genres are part and parcel of his effort to define 'philosophy'. Before Plato, 'philosophy' designated 'intellectual cultivation' in the broadest sense. When Plato appropriated the term for his own intellectual project, he created a new and specialised discipline

Plato and the Construct of Philosophy. The merits of Nightingale’s book are considerable.

Plato and the Construct of Philosophy.

Andrea Wilson Nightingale is a professor of classics and comparative literature at Stanford University and the author of volumes that include Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy

Andrea Wilson Nightingale is a professor of classics and comparative literature at Stanford University and the author of volumes that include Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy. The book, which is an investigation of Plato's invention of philosophy, as well as an historical and literary study of Plato, begins by addressing Plato's incorporation of rhetoric and various genres of poetry into his dialogues. Nightingale contends that Plato's "dialogues" with traditional genres are related to his effort to establish a definition of "philosophy.

Andrea Wilson Nightingale (born 1950) is an American scholar working in the field of Classics. She is a Professor of Classics at Stanford University. She works on Ancient philosophy and literature, focusing on the intersection of philosophy and literature. She has also taught and written on ecological issues from a literary and philosophical point of view.

Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy. Such questions exercised the greatest ancient philosophers, including those featured in this volume of essays by leading scholars: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics and Plotinus. Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context. Once Out of Nature: Augustine on Time and the Body.

In this very original study, the author investigates how Plato "invented" the discipline of philosophy. In order to define and legitimize philosophy, Dr. Nightingale maintains, Plato had to match it against genres of discourse that had authority and currency in democratic Athens. By incorporating traditional genres of poetry and rhetoric into his dialogues, Plato marks the boundaries of philosophy as a discursive and as a social practice.
Paxondano
People generally recognize that Socratic dialogues are "dialogical" in some fuller sense than just alternating speakers, but describing this quality is quite difficult. Baktin is the best critic for this subject, but reading him can be quite trying, and later Bakhtinian criticism often leads to rather vague or tangential musings on the nature of discourse. Not so with this monograph, a rather nuts and bolts guide to the dialogical elements in Plato's writings and their origins in the rich dramatic and rhetorical genres of fifth and fourth century Greece.

What's more ambitious than showing how this dialogism works in each genre is Nightingale's attempt to show how Plato draws the dialogical elements out of those genres to put his own work into a dialogical relationship _with_ those genres. She's most successful with the genres of tragedy and encomium in her second and third chapters, and her fourth chapter, on the slippery relationship between genre elements and the works that include them, is probably the best in the book. I feel that much more could have been done with the fifth chapter, which seems hampered by our discipline-wide anxiety over the earnestness of Books V and VI of Plato's Republic. Even so, it's the best book I've read on Plato in years, and a good place to start for people wanting to read historically informed, theoretically contemporary literary criticism on Plato.
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