Doctorate Degree
Research title
Philosophy as practice in Plato's Phaedrus
Research abstract

This research aims to elaborate a commentary on Plato's Phaedrus in order to show how philosophy, according to this text, is above all an activity. For such, it proposes to investigate the several theses of Socrates that seem to demarcate a philosophical practice. That is, they determine its presuppositions, objectives, and the way it happens: the theory of reminiscence, exposed in the so-called Great Discourse; dialectics, defined in dialogue as the operation of collections and divisions; and 'writing in the soul', arranged as a 'legitimate' alternative to writing and reading. A preliminary investigation, exposed in the research project, shows the difficulties of articulating these theses with each other.

Graduate Advisor
Roberto Bolzani Filho