Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists
By (author) Marina McCoy
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Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists by Marina McCoy
Book DescriptionMarina McCoy explores Plato's treatment of the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists through a thematic treatment of six different Platonic dialogues, including Apology, Protagoras, Gorgias, Republic, Sophist, and Phaedras. She argues that Plato presents the philosopher and the sophist as difficult to distinguish, insofar as both use rhetoric as part of their arguments. Plato does not present philosophy as rhetoric-free, but rather shows that rhetoric is an integral part of philosophy. However, the philosopher and the sophist are distinguished by the philosopher's love of the forms as the ultimate objects of desire. It is this love of the forms that informs the philosopher's rhetoric, which he uses to lead his partner to better understand his deepest desires. McCoy's work is of interest to philosophers, classicists, and communications specialists alike in its careful yet comprehensive treatment of philosophy, sophistry, and rhetoric as portrayed through the drama of the dialogues.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521878630
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 24-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Marina McCoy explores Plato's treatment of the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists.
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Author Biography - Marina McCoy
Professor Marina McCoy is the Fitzgibbons Chair of Philosophy at Boston College. A former NEH fellow in the humanities at Boston University, she is widely published in the area of Platonic rhetoric.
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