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2018 | 73 | 3 | 212 – 223
Article title

OD ZOROASTRA K SOKRATOVI: VZŤAH ANTICKEJ FILOZOFIE A MÁGIE V 5. A 4. STOROČÍ PRED KRISTOM (II)

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Title variants
EN
From Zoroaster to Socrates: Ancient philosophy and magic in the 5th and 4th Centuries B.C. (II)
Languages of publication
SK
Abstracts
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The second part of the study analyses Platoʼs ambivalent use of magical terminology. On the one hand, magic is a synonym for sophistry and trickery. On the other hand, the description of Socratesʼ seductive personality is conveyed in the same magical terms used in the description of sophistry. Further, we focus on the persuasive function of Platoʼs myths, which are explicitly described as magical. The epistemic value of philosophical myths is rather problematic: Plato himself refers to them as „noble lies“. Thus philosophy, as conveyed by Plato, is a noble brand of sophistry, operating through divine enchantments and spells. In the last part we show possible Zoroastrian influences in the Socratic thought tradition.
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Volume
73
Issue
3
Pages
212 – 223
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  • Katedra filozofie a dejín filozofie UK v Bratislave, Bratislava, Slovak Republic
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Publication order reference
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