Love, knowledge, and discourse in Plato : dialogue and dialectic in Phaedrus, Republic, Parmenides / by Herman L. Sinaiko.


Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [1965] .

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Subjects Dialektik.
Plato.
Platon -- Et la dialectique.
Platon. Parménide.
Platon. Phèdre.
Platon. République.
Description xii, 314 pages ; 23 cm
Copyright Date [1965]
©1965
Contents Dialogue and dialectic: Plato's philosophy and the written word -- Dialectic in the Phaedrus: the Eros of the one and the many -- The description of dialectic -- Dialectic as exemplified in Socrates' two speeches -- Lysias' speech -- Socrates' first speech -- Content and structure -- Dramatic setting -- The need for definition -- The definition of love -- The validity of the argument -- Socrates' second speech -- Intention, content, and structure -- The introductory section of the speech -- The proof of soul's immortality -- The myth -- Purpose and structure: the dialectical problem -- The first section of the myth: the soul in its cosmic setting -- The distinction between the gods and the other souls -- The distinction between mortal and immortal living beings -- Function of the soul (I): to have a care for what is soulless -- Function of the soul (II): self-motion and the power of the wing -- The heavenly host of souls -- The divine banquet -- The ascent to the top of the vault of heavens -- The feast of the gods -- The feasting of the other souls -- The decree of destiny -- The human fate of the wingless souls and the divinely inspired madness of love -- The conception of love in Socrates' second speech -- Truth and dialectic in Socrates' second speech -- The third structure of the myth: the process of generalization -- The tripartite analysis of love reconsidered: interrelations of the parts and the whole -- The process of division reconsidered: the movement from abstraction and simplicity to concreteness and complexity -- The nature of Socrates' conception of love: the role of the multiple structure of the myth -- The dialectical character of truth -- Dialectic in the republic: the simile of light and the elenchus -- The account of dialectic in book VII -- The simile of light -- The sun and the good -- Introductory discussion: the theory of ideas and the nature of division -- Step one: the establishment of the analogy between the sun and the good -- Step two: perfect and private states of vision and knowledge -- Step three: the sun and the good as causes of their respective realms: the definition of the good -- The first part of the definition: the good as the cause of the actuality of the act of intelligence -- The second part of the definition: the good as the cause of the potentiality of the act of intelligence -- The divided line -- The lower half of the line: sensible images and originals -- The line as a whole: being and becoming -- The upper half of the line: hypotheticals and ideas -- Summary -- The cave -- The "geography" of the cave -- The prisoners -- The "legislators" of the cave society -- The fire -- The journey of the released prisoner -- The journey up and out -- The return to the cave society -- The unity of dialectic: the simile of light and the elenchus -- Dialectic in the Parmenides: being and the reality of discourse -- Introduction -- Socrates and Parmenides: the theory of ideas -- The first argument: of what are there ideas -- What is the relationship of the ideas to the many things?
Ideas -- The first argument: of what are there ideas -- What is the relationship of the ideas to the many things? y Socrates to escape his difficulties -- The fourth argument: the ideas are thoughts that exist in a mind -- The fifth argument: the ideas may be patterns in nature which the many things resemble -- The implications of Socrates' two attempts to defend the ideas -- The sixth argument: how are the ideas known? -- The premises of the argument: the two realms -- The first consequence: the realm of the ideas is unknown to us -- The second consequence: God (or the gods) cannot know us or our affairs -- The conclusion of the criticism of the ideas -- Positive results of the discussion between Socrates and Parmenides -- The eight hypotheses -- Transition and introduction to the eight hypotheses -- What is to be done about philosophy? -- The nature of the training required for philosophy -- Parmenides' choice of an interlocutor -- The eight hypotheses -- The subject of the hypotheses -- The first hypothesis: the one that is one -- The second hypothesis: the one that is -- Appendix to the second hypothesis: the fact of change and the conception of the moment -- The third and fourth hypotheses: what follows with regard to the others if the one is? -- The conclusion of the first half of the exercise -- The fifth and sixth hypotheses: what follows with regard to the one if it is not? -- The seventh and eighth hypotheses: what follows with regard to the others if one is not? -- The conclusion of the exercise: discourse and the one -- Conclusion -- Notes.
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