Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues by Omid Tofighian

By Omid Tofighian

This book rethinks Plato’s construction and use of fable by way of drawing on theories and techniques from fantasy experiences, spiritual experiences, literary conception and comparable fields. person myths functionality in a different way reckoning on cultural perform, non secular context or literary culture, and this interdisciplinary research merges new views in Plato experiences with contemporary scholarship and theories touching on fable. major overlaps exist among widespread glossy theories of delusion and attitudes and ways in experiences of Plato’s myths. contemplating contemporary advancements in fable stories, this booklet asks new questions about the review of delusion in Plato. Its appreciation of the historic stipulations shaping and directing the research of Plato’s myths opens deeper philosophical questions about the connection among philosophy and delusion and the relevance of fantasy reviews to philosophical debates. It additionally extends the dialogue to deal with philosophical questions and views at the contrast among argument and narrative.

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