Exhortations to philosophy the protreptics of plato isocrates and aristotle james henderson collins ii provides a fresh examination of the practice of philosophy in classical athens examines the connection between ancient philosophers and the development of higher education analyzes the protreptic discourses of classical philosophers. This book argues that the fourth century philosophers plato isocrates and aristotle used protreptic discourse to market philosophical practices and to define and legitimize a new cultural institution the school of higher learning the first in western history exhortations to philosophy the protreptics of plato isocrates and aristotle. Exhortations to philosophy the protreptics of plato isocrates and aristotle new york oxford university press 2015 pp xiv 300 7400 isbn 978 0 19 935859 5 this book examines the origin of the genre of philosophical and rhetorical protreptics turnings toward in the classical period the topic is timely despite the . While scholars have typically examined the discourses and practices of plato isocrates and aristotle in isolation from one another this study rather combines philosophy narratology genre theory and new historicism to focus on the discursive interaction between the three philosophers each incorporates the discourse of his competitors into . Get this from a library exhortations to philosophy the protreptics of plato isocrates and aristotle james henderson collins ii in 4th century bce athens the first professional philosophers developed different strategies to market their respective disciplines using different genres and discourses they forged the emerging
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