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Poetics Today (2013) 34 (4): 563–603.
Published: 01 December 2013
... ascends through Strauss’s readings of the first five speeches in Plato’s dialogue (part 2) toward the highlight of Strauss’s reading, namely, his three remarkable sessions on Socrates’s speech. Part 3 analyses Strauss’s reading of this speech up to its climax, which Strauss argues involves...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 283–302.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Gareth B. Matthews In the Theaetetus , Plato has Socrates propose that thinking is a discussion the soul has with itself. But Plato never wrote a philosophical work in the form of an inner dialogue. Augustine's Soliloquies is the first such work. Writing in this form, Augustine is inspired to treat...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 499–526.
Published: 01 September 2007
...Garry L. Hagberg Since the time of Socrates and perhaps even that of Heraclitus, philosophical reflection has found expression in some form of autobiographical or selfinterrogative work; one of the outstanding exemplars of this mode of philosophical engagement was Augustine's Confessions...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 191–246.
Published: 01 June 2007
...',” Interpretation 10 : 139 -58. 1987 Socrates and the Sophistic Enlightenment: A Commentary on Plato's `Protagoras ' (Lewisburg, PA: Bucknell University Press). Cohen, Jonathan 2002 “Philosophy Is Education Is Politics: The Dramatic Interlude in the Protagoras,” Ancient Philosophy 22 : 1 -20...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (3): 361–380.
Published: 01 September 2021
... 606a3–b5 .” Classical Quarterly 47 , no. 1 : 301 – 5 . Nagy Gregory . 1996 . Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Nehamas Alexander . 1999 . “ Plato and the Mass Media .” In Virtues of Authenticity: Essays on Plato and Socrates...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 393–441.
Published: 01 September 2007
... propositions. In a post-Cartesian age, the deductively valid infer- ence is understood to be the surest way to rigorous, reliable knowledge. As we shall see, Pascal is a representative of a very different philosophical approach, one that originated with the pre-Socratics. 412 Poetics Today 28:3...
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Poetics Today (2012) 33 (2): 169–216.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Today 26 : 161 – 68 . 2007 “ Philosophical Training Grounds: Socratic Sophistry and Platonic Perfection in Symposium and Gorgias ,” Arion 15 ( 1 ): 63 – 122 . 2008 “ A Nation of Madame Bovarys: On the Possibility and Desirability of Moral Improvement through Fiction ,” in Art...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 37–57.
Published: 01 March 2020
... Barbara Ensign . Cambridge : Cambridge University Press . Knapp Ethan . 2001 . The Bureaucratic Muse: Thomas Hoccleve and the Literature of Late Medieval England . University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press . Kretzmann Norman . 1977 . “ Socrates Is Whiter than Plato...
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Poetics Today (2021) 42 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to be treated, on the other? In this respect, French and English would seem to carry within them a Socratic inheritance, whereby it is assumed that an investigation is best approached through a verbal asking, and this is an assumption that we might want to question in turn.5 However, Derrida does not make...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 475–497.
Published: 01 September 2007
... between the development of the menippean satire and the “decom- position” of the Socratic dialogue, in such a way that the former absorbs elements of the latter, then this would already seem to find an echo in the development of Kierkegaard’s own writing. Subsequent to the short review...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 337.
Published: 01 June 2007
.... Matthews is professor of philosophy emeritus at the University of Mas- sachusetts at Amherst. He is the author of Augustine (2005), Socratic Perplexity and the Nature of Philosophy (1999), and several other books as well as more than one hundred articles and encyclopedia entries, mostly in ancient...
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Poetics Today (2017) 38 (3): 485–518.
Published: 01 September 2017
... in Plato’s Phaedrus as part of a polemic with the sophistic definition of discourse as a conglomeration of topics and devices. In Phaedrus 264b – c Socrates is intent on exposing the deficiencies of the speech of Lysias, who in that dialogue represents rhetoric as an alternative to philosophy (Plato...
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Poetics Today (2020) 41 (1): 83–100.
Published: 01 March 2020
... sort of literary art as a foil has a distinguished pedigree, one which reaches back as far as the ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry that Socrates famously invokes in book 10 of Plato s Republic. At least initially, many of the early analytic references to literature can seem to echo...
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Poetics Today (2014) 35 (4): 635–658.
Published: 01 December 2014
.... It harks back to the discussion between Hermogenes and Socrates in the first part of Plato’s Cratylus (2003: 283a – 425d) about the relation between words and the things they signify and whether names are conventional or natural. As Bath (1994: 3) notes, the emblem is probably the place where...
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Poetics Today (2000) 21 (3): 521–541.
Published: 01 September 2000
... of Cme (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press). Nehamas, Alexander 1999 “Plato on Imitation and Poetry in Republic X,” in Virtues of Authenticity: Essays on Plato and Socrates , 251 -78 (Princeton,NJ: Princeton University Press). Nussbaum, Martha 1990 Love's Knowledge:Essays on Philosophy...
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Poetics Today (2019) 40 (1): 105–134.
Published: 01 March 2019
... . Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press . Boyarin Daniel 1993 Carnal Israel: Reading Sex in Talmudic Culture . Berkeley : University of California Press . Boyarin Daniel 2009 Socrates and the Fat Rabbis . Chicago : University of Chicago Press . Brand Yizhak 2000...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (3): 339–362.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., 1954–1988 , edited by Daniel Defert and François Ewald, 4 vols. (Paris: Gallimard). Hadot, Pierre 1995 Philosophy as a Way of Life: Spiritual Exercises from Socrates to Foucault , edited with an introduction by Arnold I. Davidson, translated by Michael Chase (Oxford: Blackwell). Hense, Otto...
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Poetics Today (2004) 25 (4): 573–594.
Published: 01 December 2004
... Since its appearance as a philosophical discipline on the scene of the West- ern intellectual and cultural tradition in ancient Greece, ethics has been, not surprisingly, enmeshed with literature. The subject which, according to Hegel (1959: 46), Socrates ‘‘invented [and] added to . . . philosophy...
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Poetics Today (2007) 28 (2): 247–281.
Published: 01 June 2007
... , edited by S. Marchand and E. Lunbeck, 3 -24 (Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols). Hussey, Edward 1999 “The Enigmas of Derveni” (Review of Laks and Most 1997), Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 17 : 303 -24. Janko, Richard 2002 -3 “God, Science, and Socrates,” Bulletin of the Institute...
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Poetics Today (2016) 37 (4): 573–578.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... But Flesch and I disagree so fundamentally that it is unlikely that I will do him total justice. More probably, as when the old comics thrust Socrates on the stage, there will be a bit of caricature. Sketched briskly, here’s what Flesch thinks of Darwinism: it cannot be that great a shock because...