SOCRATES TELLS CHARMIDES, OR ABOUT A TYPICAL PRESENTATION OF THE DIALOGUE SITUATION IN PLATO Cover Image
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Сократ разказва Хармид, или за едно типично представяне на диалогичната ситуация при Платон
SOCRATES TELLS CHARMIDES, OR ABOUT A TYPICAL PRESENTATION OF THE DIALOGUE SITUATION IN PLATO

Author(s): Nevena Panova
Subject(s): Philosophy
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София

Summary/Abstract: The paper is committed to an analysis of the dialogue situation in the early Plato's dialogue Charmides. Of a special interest for the inquiry is the epic form of the work representing in front of the reader the essential philosophic discussion as retelling a story. And since the "story-teller" is the main participant in the dialogue - Socrates - we can assume that the author of the written work - Plato - has exposed his views on the circumstances and the sense of the dialogue communication to a large extent namely through the opportunities offered by the story-telling techiques - in the description of the dialogue frame, at the onset, as well as in commenting the course of the further conversation and the participants' reactions. That is why Plato's own evaluation of such a retelling and of the story-teller's character is searched for. It is also of interest to reveal the shift in Socrates' roles within the framework of that dialogue - as a citizen who came back after a fight, but also as a philosopher "enchanting" the souls of the youth; as leading the conversation but also as retelling it later in front of an unknown listener.

  • Issue Year: 2002
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 131-146
  • Page Count: 16
  • Language: Bulgarian