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Rhetoric and Reality in Plato's "Phaedrus"
Rhetoric and Reality in Plato's
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David A. White - Author
SUNY series in Ancient Greek Philosophy
Price: $95.00 
Hardcover - 340 pages
Release Date: March 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1233-4
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1233-6

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Paperback - 340 pages
Release Date: February 1993
ISBN10: 0-7914-1234-2
ISBN13: 978-0-7914-1234-3

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Summary

The Phaedrus is well-known for the splendid mythical panorama Socrates develops in his second speech, and for its graphic descriptions of erotic behavior. This book shows how the details of the myth and the accounts of interaction between lovers are based on a carefully articulated metaphysical structure. It follows the dialogue as narrated, showing how passages that may not appear relevant to metaphysics have been deployed to heighten the vision of reality that Socrates develops in his second speech and concludes with an Epilogue in which the metaphysical principles adumbrated in the dialogue are ordered and briefly developed. This Epilogue helps illustrate the continuity between the Phaedrus and subsequent dialogues, such as the Parmenides, Sophist, Statesman, and Philebus, in which methodological and metaphysical concerns are dominant for Plato. As a result, new connections emerge between the metaphysical domain in Plato's thought and the more visible and vibrant areas of the psychology of eros and practical rhetoric.

David A. White is the author of Heidegger and the Language of Poetry; The Grand Continuum: Reflections on Joyce and Metaphysics; Logic and Ontology in Heidegger; The Turning Wheel: A Study of Contracts and Oaths in Wagner's Ring; and Myth and Metaphysics in Plato's Phaedo.


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Table of Contents

Acknowledgment

Introduction: Principles of Interpretation

1. Myth and Rhetorical Inspiration (227a - 237b)

2. Socrates' First Speech (237b - 244a)

3. The Metaphysics of Madness and the Nature of Soul (244a - 247c)

4. Soul and Truth (247a - 250d)

5. Beauty and the Capture of the Beloved (250d - 257b)

6. Rhetoric and Truth (257b - 262c)

7. Rhetoric and Dialectic (262c - 266d)

8. Nature and the Art of Writing (266d - 274b)

9. Writing and Wisdom (274b - 279c)

Epilogue: Method and Metaphysics in the Phaedrus

Notes

Bibliography

Index



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