The Ancient Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry Revisited: Plato and the Greek Literary Tradition

Hardcover | November 15, 2000

bySusan B. Levin

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In this study, Levin explores Plato's engagement with the Greek literary tradition in his treatment of key linguistic issues. This investigation, conjoined with a new interpretation of the Republic's familiar critique of poets, supports the view that Plato's work represents a valuableprecedent for contemporary reflections on ways in which philosophy might benefit from appeals to literature.

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In this study, Levin explores Plato's engagement with the Greek literary tradition in his treatment of key linguistic issues. This investigation, conjoined with a new interpretation of the Republic's familiar critique of poets, supports the view that Plato's work represents a valuableprecedent for contemporary reflections on ways in w...

Susan B. Levin is at Smith College.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195136063

ISBN - 13:9780195136067

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"The idea behind Levin's book is a welcome addition to a growing trend in Platonic studies of taking seriously Plato's philosophical affair with language and literature."--Ancient Philosophy