The study examines the dialectic between a theory of interpretation as it is presented by the figures in the Dialogues and the practice of poetry interpretation as it is staged in Plato's fictitious conversations. Methodologically the analysis draws on an historically reflected hermeneutics of dialogue, and it paves the way to new insights into Plato's literary and philosophical self-image.
Hartmut Westermann is Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department of the Theological Faculty of the University of Lucerne.
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