The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy (Paperback)Seth Benardete (author)
Paperback 232 Pages
"The Rhetoric of Morality and Philosophy", one of the most groundbreaking works of twentieth-century Platonic studies, is now back in print for a new generation of students and scholars to discover. In this volume, distinguished classicist Seth Benardete interprets and pairs two important Platonic dialogs, the Gorgias and the Phaedrus, illuminating Socrates' notion of rhetoric and Plato's conception of morality and eros in the human soul. Following his discussion of the Gorgias as a dialog about the rhetoric of morality, Benardete turns to the Phaedrus as a discourse about genuine rhetoric, namely the science of eros, or true philosophy. This novel interpretation addresses numerous issues in Plato studies: the relation between the structure of the Gorgias and the image of soul/city in the Republic, the relation between the structure of Phaedrus and the concept of eros, and Socrates' notion of ignorance, among others.
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 340 g
Dimensions: 23 x 15 x 1 mm
"Benardete puts together, following Platonic clues, what the dialogues keep apart.... This bare sketch... cannot indicate the book's rich texture and fluidity of thought, sensitivity to the nuances of Greek, originality, and difficulty." - Canadian Philosophical Reviews"
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