Platonic interpretive strategies, and the history of philosophy, with a comment on Renaud

  • Debra Nails

Abstract

François Renaud replies to the question of what principles one ought to employ in the study of Plato by arguing that, and demonstrating how, the argument and the drama operate together successfully in the Gorgias. In agreement with Renaud’s approach, I expose some historical roots with a review of Platonic interpretive strategies of the modern period in the context of history of philosophy more generally. I also try to show why argument and drama operate together, an insight I attribute to Plato’s genius in relation to music.

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Published
2017-07-05
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NAILS, Debra. Platonic interpretive strategies, and the history of philosophy, with a comment on Renaud. PLATO JOURNAL: The Journal of the International Plato Society, [S.l.], v. 16, p. 109-122, july 2017. ISSN 2183-4105. Available at: <http://impactum-journals.uc.pt/platojournal/article/view/4430>. Date accessed: 20 july 2017.
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