Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists

Cambridge University Press (2008)
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In this book, Marina McCoy explores Plato’s treatment of the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists through a thematic treatment of six different Platonic dialogues, including Apology, Protagoras, Gorgias, Republic, Sophist, and Phaedras. She argues that Plato presents the philosopher and the sophist as difficult to distinguish, insofar as both use rhetoric as part of their arguments. Plato does not present philosophy as rhetoric-free, but rather shows that rhetoric is an integral part of the practice of philosophy
Keywords Rhetoric  Philosophers  Sophists (Greek philosophy
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Call number B395.M296 2008
ISBN(s) 9780521878630   0521878632   1139468561   9781139468565
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