By Max Statkiewicz

This publication proposes to reconsider the connection among philosophy and literature via an engagement with Plato’s dialogues. The dialogues were obvious because the resource of a protracted culture that subordinates poetry to philosophy, yet they might even be approached as a medium for figuring out find out how to triumph over this competition. satirically, Plato then turns into an best friend within the test “to overturn Platonism,” which Gilles Deleuze famously outlined because the job of recent philosophy. Max Statkiewicz identifies a “rhapsodic mode” initiated via Plato within the dialogues and pursued via lots of his smooth eu commentators, together with Nietzsche, Heidegger, Irigaray, Derrida, and Nancy. The publication articulates this rhapsodic mode as a manner of getting into real discussion (dia-logos), which splits any univocal which means and opens up a major play of signification either inside of and among texts. This mode, he asserts, employs a examining of Plato that's uncommon from interpretations emphasizing the dialogues as a sort of dogmatic treatise, in addition to from the dramatic interpretations which have been explored in fresh Plato scholarship—both of which take with no consideration the fashionable thought of the topic. Statkiewicz emphasizes the significance of the dialogic nature of the rhapsodic mode within the play of philosophy and poetry, of Platonic and glossy thought—and, certainly, of seriousness and play. This hugely unique learn of Plato explores the inherent chances of Platonic idea to rebound upon itself and engender extra dialogues.

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