ION: Plato's defense of poetry

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Gene Fendt
University of Nebraska at Kearney
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Reads Ion, Plato's only dialogue on poetry as such, poetically—noting what it does as much as what it says. Doing so allows explanation of several historical anomalies and factual inconsistencies in it, and proves that the dilemma (techne/mania) of the dialogue is false; that the dilemma is intimately related to a view of language as names; that the flaw which the dialogue exhibits in the rhapsode is both moral and intellectual; that those flaws are not transferable simpliciter to the poem or poet or even necessarily to a rhapsode; and that these flaws apply equally to philosophy.
Keywords Plato  Ion  poetry  dramatic reading
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ISBN(s) 0270-5664  
DOI 10.5840/intstudphil199729491
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