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  1. Prostrating Before Adrasteia: Comedy, Philosophy, and “One’s Own” in Republic V.Sonja Tanner - 2016 - Angelaki 21 (3):35-53.
    Comedy and philosophy have too often been thought immiscible, a tradition supported by a solemn reading of philosophers such as Plato. A closer look at Plato – and specifically at what may be his most familiar dialogue – the Republic, suggests just the contrary. Far from immiscible, comedy and philosophy are entwined in ways that are mutually illuminating. I argue that a joke in Book V reveals the self-forgetting involved in founding the city in speech, and so illustrates the vitality (...)
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  • Hybrid Varieties of Pleasure and the Complex Case of the Pleasures of Learning in Plato's Philebus.Cristina Ionescu - 2008 - Dialogue 47 (3-4):439-461.
    ABSTRACT: This article addresses two main concerns: first, the relation between the truth/falsehood and purity/impurity criteria as applied to pleasure, and, second, the status of our pleasures of learning. In addressing the first, I argue that Plato keeps the truth/falsehood and purity/impurity criteria distinct in his assessment of pleasures and thus leaves room for the possibility of hybrid pleasures in the form of true impure pleasures and false pure pleasures. In addressing the second issue, I show that Plato's view is (...)
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