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Seeming and Being in Plato's Rhetorical Theory

Robin Reames

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226567013
eISBN:
9780226567150
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567150.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

The common view of language in the West is that it represents the world. Although it is widely recognized that this concept of language originates with Plato, until now, it has not been established ... More


The Rhetoric of Mimêsis: Sophistic Imitation and Seeming in the Republic

Robin Reames

in Seeming and Being in Plato's Rhetorical Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226567013
eISBN:
9780226567150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567150.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reconsiders Plato’s monolithic concept of mimêsis. To develop this concept mimêsis, Plato invents two altogether novel senses of the term, which had previously meant simply “imitation.” ... More


Imitators of Truth: The Rhetorical Theories of Onoma and Rhêma in the Sophist and the Cratylus

Robin Reames

in Seeming and Being in Plato's Rhetorical Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226567013
eISBN:
9780226567150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567150.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter illuminates how, in the Sophist dialogue, Plato finally completes his theory of logos by developing his rhetorical theories of onoma and rhêma. Plato’s novel use of these terms defines ... More


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