Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Reasoning: Mimetic Prose

Propertius II recommended a wonderful article to me by Leslie Kurke. "Plato, Aesop, and the Beginnings of Mimetic Prose" (JSTOR) discusses mimetic proses-- or prose that imitates speech and conversation. Kurke makes a number of interesting points which I will discuss in a future blogpost. Essentially, she traces Plato's philosophical prose back to Aesop as a precursor, including the famous Socratic elenchus.

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