Reading Plato

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 25, 1999 - Philosophy - 160 pages
Reading Plato offers a concise and illuminating insight into the complexities and difficulties of the Platonic dialogues, providing an invaluable text for any student of Plato's philosophy.
Taking as a starting point the critique of writing in the Phaedrus -- where Socrates argues that a book cannot choose its reader nor can it defend itself against misinterpretation -- Reading Plato offers solutions to the problems of interpreting the dialogues. In this ground-breaking book, Thomas A. Szlezak persuasively argues that the dialogues are designed to stimulate philosophical enquiry and to elevate philosophy to the realm of oral dialectic.

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Thomas A. Szlezák is Professor of Greek Philology at the University of Tubingen, Germany. He is the author of numerous books on Plato.

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