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Apologie et Comédie chez Platon: essai de reconstitution croisée (Nuées, Apologie de Socrate et Théétète)
[en] Apology and Comedy in Plato: an essay of crossed reconstitution (Clouds, Apology of Socrates and Theaetetus)
Gavray, Marc-Antoine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de philosophie > Histoire de la philosophie de l'antiquité - Métaphysique >]
Revue Philosophique de la France et de l'Etranger
Presses Univ France
Paris Cedex 14
[en] Plato ; Philosophy ; Protagoras
[en] In the Apology, Plato gives a philosophical answer to critics contained in Aristophanes' Clouds. However, through Socrates, The Clouds target Protagoras too. As a matter of fact, Plato composed an apology for him, as well in the Theaetetus, that answers the charges in the comedy against Protagoras, becoming in a certain way his << lawyer >>. But why and what for ? Analysing the concepts of geloion and comic mimesis, we show how Plato undertakes to give a philosophical reading of Protagoras' thought, which, in the same time, constitutes a critical thinking about the object of comedy.
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