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De la réception au renversement de la rhétorique dans le "Gorgias" de Platon

Abstract : We often consider that the Platonic project of founding a philosophical rhetoric is carried out only in the Phaedrus and the Laws. However, the force of the Gorgias lies at once in its presentation of the new social, political, and pedagogical phenomenon of rhetoric, the dialogue’s critique and refoundation of this new phenomenon by the ideal philosopher, Socrates, as well as the light it sheds on the history of Athens. The following study proposes to examine these features of the Gorgias by affording a particular attention to the movement of the dialogue and to the different faces of rhetoric embodied by its characters. We will set out three fundamental steps in the dialogue: the reception, refutation, and dialectical refoundation of rhetoric, which are finally reproduced metaphorically, though on a smaller scale, in the eschatological myth that concludes the work.
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Philippa Dott. De la réception au renversement de la rhétorique dans le "Gorgias" de Platon. Philosophie. Université de Strasbourg; Université Laval (Québec, Canada), 2019. Français. ⟨NNT : 2019STRAC013⟩. ⟨tel-02415804⟩

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