Platonic Perfectionism in John Williams’ Stoner

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Abstract

I argue that given a plausible reading of John Williams’s Stoner (2012 [1965]) the novel throws light on the demands and costs of pursuing a strategy for self-realisation along Platonic lines which seeks unification through the adoption of a single exclusive end in a manner that emulates the Socratic maieutic teacher. The novel does not explicitly argue either for or against such a strategy but rather vividly depicts its difficulties, appeal, and limitations, thus leaving the ultimate evaluation up to the reader.

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Enheter & grupper
Forskningsområden

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Filosofi

Nyckelord

Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)39-60
Antal sidor21
TidskriftSATS Northern European Journal of Philosophy
Volym21
Utgåva nummer1
StatusPublished - 2020 jul
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa

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