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Title: Reader response and philosophical progress in Plato's dialogues: Aesthetic experience as a way of learning to be good
Author: Holland, Anne
ISNI:       0000 0000 6116 8422
Awarding Body: University of Oxford
Current Institution: University of Oxford
Date of Award: 2008
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Plato's dialogues are most obviously concerned with philosophical conversations between interlocutors. But they also promote dialogue of a second kind, between text and readers and it is the reader that forms the focus of my study. I argue that readers are invited to engage in a process of learning analogous to that of the interlocutors, whose activity functions as a complex model for our own; and I suggest that many aspects of the dialogues' composition are best understood as designed to promote such a learning experience in the reader.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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