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Plato's Phaedrus: A Theory of the Method of Philosophical Inquire.

Grant number: 16/17525-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2016
Effective date (End): March 31, 2017
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Philosophy - History of Philosophy
Principal researcher:Marco Antônio de Ávila Zingano
Grantee:Adriana Madrinan Molina
Supervisor abroad: Maria Isabel Santa Cruz
Home Institution: Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras e Ciências Humanas (FFLCH). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Research place: Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina  
Associated to the scholarship:13/11656-4 - The Dialectic in Plato's Phaedrus: the Nature of the Method of Philosophical Inquiry, BP.DR


Plato's conception of the method of philosophical inquire occupies an important part in his early, middle and later dialogues. The early dialogues exemplify how the method of elenchus is to be practiced; the middle dialogues, in particular the Meno, Phaedo, Republic and Parmenides, discuss the method of hypothesis; and, finally, in the late dialogues , in particular the Sophist, Statesman and Philebus, both exemplify and discuss the method of collection and division, which was introduced in the Phaedrus. Is there a general theory of the method within Plato's philosophy? I contend that the Phaedrus envisages a theory of the method of philosophical inquiry.

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