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Платонова критика уметности из перспективе образовања
Plato’s Evaluation of Arts in View of Paideia

Author(s): Una Popović
Subject(s): Poetry, Visual Arts, Epistemology, Aesthetics, Ancient Philosphy
Published by: Филозофски факултет, Универзитет у Новом Саду
Keywords: art; poetry; τέχνη; education; aesthetics;

Summary/Abstract: This essay is an attempt to examine the relationship between art and education in Plato’s philosophy considering the perspective of aesthetics. The first part is dedicated to inquiry of several key concepts, which determine our understanding of this relationship: concepts of art, poetry and τέχνη. The second part of essay more closely reveals Plato’s arguments against poetry and visual arts by connecting the arguments from the second, the third and the tenth chapter of Politeia with arguments from his other dialogues, which should reveal the educational function of art and its limits. Finally, relying on these classic arguments, author is offering some possible perspectives for their further understanding and development, emphasizing the implicite considering of specifically aesthetic aspect of art.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 13
  • Page Range: 129-147
  • Page Count: 19
  • Language: Serbian