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2013 | 23 | 2 | 97-111
Article title

La visione di mania umana e divina in Platone

Authors
Title variants
EN
The concept of divine and human “mania” in the Platonic dialogues
Languages of publication
IT
Abstracts
EN
Plato in his dialogues presents a complex picture of madness although he does not give the definition of the phenomenon. The philosopher singles out two main kinds of madness: divine and human appropriately to the factors which create them – divine inspiration or imperfection of human nature. In Plato’s concept “mania” takes form of poetic inspiration, love, a gift of prophecy, a dance and mental illness. The picture of a human being deprived his senses makes an important motive of his theoretical and literary deliberations. It is also a point of reference or an example illustrating the main line of deliberation as for instance in the “Laws”.
Year
Volume
23
Issue
2
Pages
97-111
Physical description
Dates
published
2013-12-30
Contributors
  • Katedra języka i Cywilizacji greckiej Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu, ul.Fosa Staromiejska 3 (Collegium Maius)87-100 Toruń, Polska Poland, annaglodowska@wp.pl
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