Conversation and self-sufficiency in Plato

Oxford: Oxford University Press (2013)
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A. G. Long presents a new account of the importance of conversation in Plato's philosophy.



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The book discusses the importance of conversation in Plato’s conception of philosophy. In the introduction it is argued that distinctions between various kinds of philosophical undertaking, such as teaching and inquiry, must be kept in mind when considering the importance of conversation. ... see more

The Advantages of Conversation in the Phaedrus

The aim of this chapter is to see why, and for whom, the Phaedrus recommends conversation. The chapter begins with the discussion of conversation in the critique of writing at the end of the Phaedrus. Robinson’s account of the Phaedrus, according to which Plato explains the importance of c... see more

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