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

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“In a society where the philosophers will rule and the rulers philosophize, art would have no place.” Philosophers like Plato and Socrates are often thought to be firmly against art. Plato was said to believe that the imitation of reality in art can only corrupt minds. Yet, Plato’s Ion is a dialogue exclusively on art – poetry in particular. Contradicting his views in works like Republic, Plato describes art as a divine inspiration. Read full article here

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