D. Markovich, Promoting a New Kind of Education

Mardi, 23 Novembre 2021 08:05 Marie Ledentu


Daniel Markovich, Promoting a New Kind of Education: Greek and Roman Philosophical Protreptic, Leyde, 2021.

Éditeur : Brill
Collection : International Studies in the History of Rhetoric, 16
xvi-328 pages
ISBN : 978-90-04-46723-1
119 €

Authors of Greek and Roman philosophical protreptics imitate a kind of exhortation initially associated with Socrates, creating a thread of typically protreptic intertextuality that classifies protreptic as a genre of philosophical literature. Tracing this intertextuality from the Socratic authors to Boethius, the book shows how Greek and Roman protreptics define philosophy as a revisionary form of education, articulate the ultimate goals of this education, and associate their authors and audiences with philosophy as a new discursive practice and a new way of living. These texts constitute the first chapter in the history of educational revision and thus offer thoughts that continue to inform every debate on educational goals.


Source : Brill