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

By Susan B. Levin

During this research, Levin explores Plato's engagement with the Greek literary culture in his therapy of key linguistic concerns. This research, conjoined with a brand new interpretation of the Republic's typical critique of poets, helps the view that Plato's paintings represents a necessary precedent for modern reflections on ways that philosophy may benefit from appeals to literature.

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All rights reserved. eventually, i've got drawn from an essay that seemed in Feminism and historical Philosophy, ed. Julie ok. Ward. © 1996 by way of Routledge. fabric incorporated via permission of Routledge, Inc. Northampton, Massachusetts January 2000 S. B. L. CONTENTS ABBREVIATIONS AND TEXTS advent XI three 1. LITERARY ETYMOLOGY thirteen Appendix: different Expressions of a trust in tremendous Ties among Onomata and components of fact 31 2. ETYMOLOGY AND THE CRATYLUS' resources: AN research OF THE LITERARY TRADITION'S significance forty two 1. creation forty two 2. Orthotes Onomaton: The Cratylus' Engagement with Literary perform forty five three. different Proposed assets of the Cratylus' dialogue of Etymology sixty four three. THE constitution AND consequence OF THE CRATYLUS' INQUIRY eighty 1. creation eighty 2. The Techne factor within the Cratylus eighty two three. Nature and conference: The Cratylus' solution four. The Dialogue's end ninety four 89 four. CONCEPTIONS OF APPROPRIATENESS: PLATO'S REVISION OF LITERARY utilization within the PHAEDO AND REPUBLIC five i. Pouring New Wine into outdated Skins: Reflections on Literary and Platonic Eponymy ninety nine ninety nine X CONTENTS 2. useful phrases: Literary utilization and Plato's Revision Thereof 119 three. end 126 J. THE QUARREL among PHILOSOPHY AND POETRY: A REEXAMINATION OF POETRY'S function IN PLATO'S REPUBLIC 1. advent 127 2. Poetry and the concept that of Techne: The Cratylus in short Revisited 129 three. The Republic's problem to Poetry's Techne prestige 131 four. Plato's security of Philosophy because the Techne Par Excellence a hundred thirty five five. A Techne of Poetry? The prestige of Revised Literary perform 143 6. Poetry's functionality within the perfect Polls one hundred fifty end 168 BIBLIOGRAPHY basic INDEX INDEX LOCORUM 173 189 204 12J ABBREVIATIONS AND TEXTS Abbreviations Aeschylus Ag. Cho. Eum. Pers. PV Sept. Supp. (Aesch. ) Agamemnon Libation Bearers Eumenides Persians Prometheus certain Seven opposed to Thebes Suppliants Hec. Hel. Hipp. IA IT Med. Or. Phoen. Rhes. Supp. Tro. Aristotle (Arist. ) Gael. De Caelo DA De Anima EE Eudemian Ethics EN Nicomachean Ethics GA iteration of Animals HA background of Animals Metaph. Metaphysics Rhet. Rhetoric best. subject matters Hecuba Helen Hippolytus Iphigenia in Aulis Iphigenia in Tauris Medea Orestes Phoenician ladies Rhesus Suppliants Trojan ladies Herodotus (Hdt. ) Hesiod (Hes. ) Op. Works and Days Th. Theogony Homer (Horn. ) II. Iliad Od. Odyssey Euripides (Eur. ) Ale. Alcestis Andr. Andromache Bacch. Bacchae Cyc. Cyclops El. Electra HF Heracles Pindar (Find. ) Isthm. Isthmian Odes Nem. Nemean Odes Ol. Olympian Odes Pyth. Pythian Odes XI Xll ABBREVIATIONS AND TEXTS Plato Chrm. Cra. Criti. Euphr. Euthd. Grg. los angeles. Leg. Phd. Phdr. Pol. Prm. Prt. DK LSJ N2 OCT Rep. Soph. Symp. Tht. Tim. Charmides Cratylus Critias Euthyphro Euthydemus Gorgias Laches legislation Phaedo Phaedrus Politicus Parmenides Protagoras Republic Sophist Symposium Theaetetus Timaeus Sophocles (Soph. ) Aj. Ajax El. Electra OC Oedipus at Colonus OT Oedipus Tyrannus Phil. Philoctetes Trach. girls ofTrachis H. Diels. [1951-1952] 1992. Die Fragments der Vorsokratiker. Ed. W. Kranz. Vols. 1-2. sixth ed. Reprint, Zurich: Weidmann.

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