Passing on Wisdom: Plato on Wisdom and Memory

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  • Matylda Amat Obryk Heinrich-Heine-Universität, Germany

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.12797/CC.20.2017.20.04

Keywords:

Orality, literacy, Platonic wisdom, memory

Abstract

Passing on Wisdom: Plato on Wisdom and Memory

By means of an analysis of the tension between orality and literacy the following paper tries to discover how Plato understood the task of transmit­ting wisdom. Considering his vehement critique both of poetry and of writing, a sharper understanding of the nature of Platonic wisdom came about. Wisdom seems to be beyond all appearances and can be achieved only through dialogue within meaningful relationships.

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Published

2017-05-12

How to Cite

Amat Obryk, M. “Passing on Wisdom: Plato on Wisdom and Memory”. Classica Cracoviensia, vol. 20, May 2017, pp. 71-88, doi:10.12797/CC.20.2017.20.04.

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