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Dramatic and literary devices in Plato's Gorgias: reception and conversion

Grant number: 14/05224-7
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2014
Effective date (End): March 31, 2016
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Acordo de Cooperação: Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (CAPES)
Principal Investigator:Marco Antônio de Ávila Zingano
Grantee:Luiz Eduardo Gonçalves Oliveira Freitas
Host Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:09/16877-3 - Greek classical philosophy: Plato, Aristotle and their influence in Antiquity, AP.TEM


The Gorgias, a dialogue situated in a transicional phase of Plato's work, builds its philosophical argumentation upon an intense scenic background, in which Socrates discusses matters that concern, among other things, the nature of rhetoric, pleasure and good life over three major acts. This project seeks to analyze the role of the dramatic and narrative elements in the Gorgias and how they are used by Plato in order to operate certain effects in the reading of the dialogue. The assumption that underpins our analysis is that the integration between the literary procedures and the philosophical arguments is critical in the reception and understanding of the Platonic philosophy. Starting from the Socratic criticism to rhetoric until a dispute over what is the best way to live a good life, the discusive strategy of the dialogue would provide the conditions for the condution of an ethical conversion on its reader to dialectics and the philosophical way of life. (AU)

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FREITAS, Luiz Eduardo Gonçalves Oliveira. Dramatic and Literary elements in Platos Gorgias. 2017. Master's Dissertation - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH/SBD) São Paulo.

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