Justice and the Banning of the Poets: The Way of Hermeneutics in Plato’s Republic

Mei, Todd (2007) Justice and the Banning of the Poets: The Way of Hermeneutics in Plato’s Republic. Review of Metaphysics, 60 (4). pp. 755-778. ISSN 0034-6632. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This article focuses on the episode of the banning of the poets and argues that Plato did not dismiss poetry at all. Rather the episode serves to demonstrate the nature of justice as poetic, as opposed to what today we would call scientific and systematic. What links poetry and an understanding of justice is how sacrifice and antidote work as themes indicating how we should approach poetic meaning and the question of justice.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Todd Mei
Date Deposited: 24 Jun 2011 14:21
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2012 10:52
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/23354 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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