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Phaedrus [Greek text and translation]

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I have heard a tradition of the ancients, whether true or not they only know; although if we found the truth ourselves, do you think that we should care much about the opinions of men?

Delightful rumination on the contrast of rhetoric and philosophy, on the written against the spoken and the madness which is love. I read this as grist for a Derrida project which failed to appear on command. Other tools require being readied. ( )
  jonfaith | Feb 22, 2019 |
One of Plato's racier dialogues, if you leave aside your preconceptions temporarily. "Oh, look at that handsome Phaedrus. Let us encourage him to take a walk by the river and talk of love." Plato was writing philosophy in a form designed to be entertaining to his audience.
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Hamilton, WalterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Helmbold, W. C.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jowett, BenjaminTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Molegraaf, MarioTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ravino, W. G.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schleiermacher, FriedrichTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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SOCRATES: Where have you come from, my dear Phaedrus, and where are you going?
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"Set in the idyllic countryside outside Athens, the Phaedrus is a dialogue between the philosopher Socrates and his young friend Phaedrus, inspired by their reading of a clumsy speech by the writer Lysias about love. After first considering the virtues of romantic love, their conversation develops into a wide-ranging discussion on such subjects as the pursuit of beauty, the nature of humanity, the immortality of the soul and the attainment of truth, and ends with an in-depth consideration of the principles of rhetoric. Probably a work of Plato's maturity, the Phaedrus represents a high point in his achievement as a writer. It remains a fascinating exploration of love, mortality, destiny and what it means to be human." "New to Penguin, Christopher Rowe's translation of Phaedrus conveys the lucidity and humour of Plato's great work, while his introduction considers the philosophy of the work and places it in context. This edition also includes detailed notes, an appendix and a comprehensive further reading list."--Jacket.… (more)

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