Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy

Cambridge University Press (1995)
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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.
Keywords Greek literature History and criticism  Literary form History  Rhetoric, Ancient
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Call number B395.N54 1996
ISBN(s) 0521774330   9780521774338
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