In Praise of Plato's Poetic Imagination

In Praise of Plato's Poetic Imagination

By: Sonja Tanner (author)Hardback

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This book examines the role Plato accords to imagination in the ancient quarrel between poetry and philosophy. Claiming that the function of imagination evokes a realm of praxis within Plato's dialogues heretofore largely unrecognized, this book offers an interpretation of Plato that challenges the more orthodox view in which poetry and the arts are denigrated, and indeed, seen as eradicable from the dialogues altogether.

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Sonja Tanner is assistant professor of philosophy at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.


Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 1. A History of the Ancient "Quarrel"-The Philosophical "Side" Chapter 2. On the "Side" of Poetry in the Ancient "Quarrel" Chapter 3: Imagination in the Sophist Chapter 4. The Pharmacological Structure of the Imagination Chapter 5. The Unity of Form and Content in Platonic Dialogues Chapter 6. Imagination and the Ancient "Quarrel"

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  • publication date: 12/04/2010
  • ISBN13: 9780739143384
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 264
  • ID: 9780739143384
  • weight: 558
  • ISBN10: 0739143387

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