Metaphysik 4 (14):1-10 (2013)

Mehrdad Pourelm
Art University of Isfahan (Alumnus)
Plato did not allow many artists and poets into his Utopia Republic because of their bad and misleading influence on the young. But it seems that he learned storytelling and narrating from them and concealed what he learned beneath his philosophy. Thus, Plato's dialogues became more effective and gained aesthetic and artistic qualities. Theaetetus, one of the best known dialogues of Plato, is a conversation and discussion about episteme. Due to using classical dramatic structure, this dialogue is the most important dialogue with regard to dramatization of philosophical thoughts. The goal of this article is to study the dramatic structure of Plato's dialogues and show its potentials for interaction with narrative theories. It could be said that Plato's dialogues have many resemblances to the Greek drama and, today, we can call Plato a playwright. Thus, it is important and necessary to reread and reevaluate Plato's works via narratological view.
Keywords Plato  drama  narratology  greek drama
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