SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
 issue47Theatre, training, and life in Goethe's Wilhelm MeisterPaul Valéry and his biologicist reflections about restructuring, fragility and contingency of life author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Article

Indicators

Related links

  • On index processCited by Google
  • Have no similar articlesSimilars in SciELO
  • On index processSimilars in Google

Share


Estudios de Filosofía

Print version ISSN 0121-3628

Abstract

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.

        · abstract in Spanish     · text in Spanish     · Spanish ( pdf )