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Style and Thought in Pláto's Dialogues

  • Dorothy Tarrant (a1)

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The study of Plato's style as a writer has hardly kept pace with the study of his thought as a philosopher. Obviously he stands apart as the one original thinker in classical antiquity who also gives expression to his thought in a finished literary prose; and obviously his prose is worth studying for its own sake. What I would here suggest is that the close and continual relationship between the style and the content of his work may serve, in various aspects, to elucidate his argument; and, further, that at certain points his style itself has a direct connexion with his philosophic thought.

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page 32 note 1 See review in C.R. lxi. I, p. 17 f.

page 33 note 1 Cf. C.Q. xl. 3–4, 0710 1946, p. 110 f.

Style and Thought in Pláto's Dialogues

  • Dorothy Tarrant (a1)

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