Dissertation > Philosophy, religion > European philosophy > Ancient Philosophy > Greek the slaveholders democracy, prosperity and decline period ( 5th - 4th century) > Idealist philosophical schools > Plato ( Platon BC 427 ~ 347 years )

Plato's \

Author LiuBaiHui
Tutor QinMingLi
School Dalian University of Technology
Course English Language and Literature
Keywords Utopia Fable Duality Double meaning
CLC B502.232
Type Master's thesis
Year 2011
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Since the 18th century, the study of Plato's fairy tales in the works of concentrated in the discussion. About should these stories as myth or fable stories as well as the nature of literature and philosophy works there has been controversy over whether to coordinate. Determine the nature of these stories, role and their characteristics in the works of philosophy, is to understand the works of Plato and Plato's attitude to poetry and the rhetoric of the key. In this paper, the most representative work of Plato's republic, for example, from the perspective of the parable analysis characteristics of literature and philosophy of Plato's myth. First of all, analysis, summarizes the parable theory, and give appropriate fable definition, from the parable of the double meaning, one by one analysis of six fairy tales in the republic of literal and allegorical meaning. Then, this paper discusses fable works feature of philosophy in the philosophy, namely philosophy meaning implied and open characteristics. At the same time, the fable as the breakthrough point, to explore ways of rhetoric and literature in the works of Plato's philosophy meaning, thus concluded that although Plato's critique of Homer and others inappropriate use of myth, but not against the literary and rhetorical devices. Instead, because of the fable has multiple meanings and openness characteristics, Plato use parable to create new myths in their place, make the philosophy of Plato's more rich.

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