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L’Iliade et l’Odyssée, un matériau fertile pour la pensée philosophique : le bon usage d’Homère dans l’Hippias Mineur

L’Iliade et l’Odyssée, un matériau fertile pour la pensée philosophique : le bon usage d’Homère... AbstractIn Hippias Minor, Plato does not merely condemn Homer as a reference in ethical matters. He opposes two uses of poetry when it comes to referring to and giving meaning to it: poetry as a source of knowledge admitted and frozen by tradition, ethically normative, and poetry as a source of philosophical questions, conducive to ethical reflection. The debate shows that Socrates’ view of Homer, as well as his Homeric point of view, allow us to ask good and often paradoxical questions about the link between truth, falsity, knowledge and calculation, which are essential for those who want to build solid ethics. The dialogue then shows how the philosopher enriches the meaning of the Homeric text. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Elenchos de Gruyter

L’Iliade et l’Odyssée, un matériau fertile pour la pensée philosophique : le bon usage d’Homère dans l’Hippias Mineur

Elenchos , Volume 39 (1): 27 – Aug 28, 2018

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de Gruyter
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© 2018 Walter de Gruyter GmbH, Berlin/Boston
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0392-7342
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2037-7177
DOI
10.1515/elen-2018-0003
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Abstract

AbstractIn Hippias Minor, Plato does not merely condemn Homer as a reference in ethical matters. He opposes two uses of poetry when it comes to referring to and giving meaning to it: poetry as a source of knowledge admitted and frozen by tradition, ethically normative, and poetry as a source of philosophical questions, conducive to ethical reflection. The debate shows that Socrates’ view of Homer, as well as his Homeric point of view, allow us to ask good and often paradoxical questions about the link between truth, falsity, knowledge and calculation, which are essential for those who want to build solid ethics. The dialogue then shows how the philosopher enriches the meaning of the Homeric text.

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Elenchosde Gruyter

Published: Aug 28, 2018

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