Now available in paperback, The Quarrel Between Philosophy and Poetry focuses on the theoretical and practical suppositions of the long-standing conflict between philosophy and poetry. Stanley Rosen--one of the leading Plato scholars of our day--examines philosophical activity, questioning whether technical philosophy is a species of poetry, a political program, an interpretation of human existence according to the ideas of 19th and 20th-century thinkers, or a contemplation of beings and Being.

chapter 1|26 pages

The Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry

chapter 2|29 pages

Philosophy and Revolution

chapter 3|22 pages

Plato's Myth of the Reversed Cosmos

chapter 4|13 pages

The Nonlover in Plato's Phaedrus

chapter 5|11 pages

Socrates as Concealed Lover

chapter 6|17 pages

The Role of Eros in Plato's Republic

chapter 8|21 pages

Heidegger's Interpretation of Plato

chapter 10|21 pages

Remarks on Nietzsche's “Platonism”