The Philosophical Dialogue: A Poetics and a Hermeneutics

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The Philosophical Dialogue: A Poetics and a Hermeneutics

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No overall history of the philosophical dialogue has appeared since Rudolf Hirzel s two-volume study was published in 1895. In The Philosophical Dialogue: A Poetics and a Hermeneutics, Vittorio H?sle covers the development of the genre from its beginning with Plato to the late twentieth-century work of Iris Murdoch and Paul Feyerabend. H?sle presents a taxonomy and a doctrine of categories for the complex literary genre of the philosophical dialogue, focusing on the poetical laws that structure the genre, and develops hermeneutical rules for its correct interpretation.

Following an introduction that employs the categories of subjectivity and intersubjectivity to classify philosophy s modes of expression, H?sle s book is structured by the classical triad of the production, inner structure, and reception of the literary dialogue. To explain what is meant by “philosophical dialogue,” H?sle first deals with the specific traits of philosophical dialogue in contrast to other liter