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Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII

Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII

Plato Walter Hamilton
4/5 (254 ratings)
In the Phaedrus Plato is concerned with establishing the principles of rhetoric. Through the mouths of Socrates and Phaedrus he argues that rhetoric is only acceptable as an art when it is firmly based on the truth inspired by love, the common experience of true philosophic activity. It is in this dialogue that Plato employs the famous image of love as the driver of the chariot of souls. The seventh and eight letters provide fascinating glimpses into the contemporary power struggle in Sicily and evidence his failure to put into practice his theory of philosopher-king.
Language
English
Pages
160
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Release
January 30, 1973
ISBN
0140442758
ISBN 13
9780140442755

Phaedrus and Letters VII and VIII

Plato Walter Hamilton
4/5 (254 ratings)
In the Phaedrus Plato is concerned with establishing the principles of rhetoric. Through the mouths of Socrates and Phaedrus he argues that rhetoric is only acceptable as an art when it is firmly based on the truth inspired by love, the common experience of true philosophic activity. It is in this dialogue that Plato employs the famous image of love as the driver of the chariot of souls. The seventh and eight letters provide fascinating glimpses into the contemporary power struggle in Sicily and evidence his failure to put into practice his theory of philosopher-king.
Language
English
Pages
160
Format
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Classics
Release
January 30, 1973
ISBN
0140442758
ISBN 13
9780140442755

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