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Estudios de Filosofía

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LOZANO VASQUEZ, Andrea. Philosophical Letters: Friendship and Simplicity. Estud.filos [online]. 2013, n.47, pp.121-133. ISSN 0121-3628.

The aim of this paper is to show why and how the simple and friendly tone of the letter makes the learning and internalization of philosophical doctrines possible. First, it will show that the real Socrates and Plato's character are a precedent for this way of philosophizing. And second, it will characterize the letter as 'half of a dialog', in terms of the attention and the peculiarities of the participants, the plain and conversational style and filial relationship between the fictional partners.

Keywords : Epistle; dialogue; Seneca; Epicurus; Socrates.

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