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The Stance of Plato Albert Stanburrough Cook

The Stance of Plato

Albert Stanburrough Cook

Published January 1st 1996
ISBN : 9780822630494
Paperback
300 pages
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In this engaging study of Platos major dialogues, noted scholar Albert Cook explores the ways in which philosophy and poetry blend and border on each other. Keeping in mind the historical and cultural context of the dialogues, he argues the Plato,MoreIn this engaging study of Platos major dialogues, noted scholar Albert Cook explores the ways in which philosophy and poetry blend and border on each other. Keeping in mind the historical and cultural context of the dialogues, he argues the Plato, like no other philosopher, engages in a mythic or metaphoric way of thinking that is inextricable from his philosophic propositions. For example, Plato has Socrates break into figurative language at crucial turning points in his philosophical arguments. Though literature and philosophy maintain distinct characteristics, The Stance of Plato raises questions about whether they are indeed separable domains.