Plato’s Philosophy Of Art In Ion: The Divine Madness Of Poetry

Plato’s Ion is the Greek philosopher’s shortest dialogue and truly one of his weirdest texts. There, Ion a professional reciter of epic poetry debates the Greek philosopher Socrates on the nature of art. For Plato’s aesthetic philosophy as presented Ion, art is divine inspiration. It is a divine madness similar to that overtaking a prophet when the god speaks through them.

Plato’s Philosophy Of Art In Ion: The Divine Madness Of Poetry

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