The abrupt beginning of the Philebus refers to the abrupt interruption of the dialogue with Callicles in the Gorgias. The reuse of the phrase αὐτὸς γνώσῃ (Phlb. 12a9 = Gorg. 505c9), unique in Plato, is an evident sign of the will to connect the two texts and contexts. Both of them deal with the problem of the interruption of the philosophical dialogue. The absolute lack of contextualization and the ‘open’ conclusion in the Philebus are consistent with this frame- work. The continuity with the Gorgias is also a fundamental reason why Socrates returns as protagonist in a late dialogue. It also allows us to put forward a hypothesis on the identity of Philebus, an emblematic character like Callicles.

Aὐτὸς γνώσῃ. Gorgia e Filebo / Gemin, Marco. - In: HERMES. - ISSN 0018-0777. - 151:(2023), pp. 40-49. [10.25162/hermes-2023-0003]

Aὐτὸς γνώσῃ. Gorgia e Filebo

Marco Gemin
2023

Abstract

The abrupt beginning of the Philebus refers to the abrupt interruption of the dialogue with Callicles in the Gorgias. The reuse of the phrase αὐτὸς γνώσῃ (Phlb. 12a9 = Gorg. 505c9), unique in Plato, is an evident sign of the will to connect the two texts and contexts. Both of them deal with the problem of the interruption of the philosophical dialogue. The absolute lack of contextualization and the ‘open’ conclusion in the Philebus are consistent with this frame- work. The continuity with the Gorgias is also a fundamental reason why Socrates returns as protagonist in a late dialogue. It also allows us to put forward a hypothesis on the identity of Philebus, an emblematic character like Callicles.
2023
Filebo; Gorgia; Callicle
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Aὐτὸς γνώσῃ. Gorgia e Filebo / Gemin, Marco. - In: HERMES. - ISSN 0018-0777. - 151:(2023), pp. 40-49. [10.25162/hermes-2023-0003]
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