Philosophical Letters: Friendship and Simplicity

  • Andrea Lozano Vásquez Universidad de Los Andes
Keywords: Epistle, dialogue, Seneca, Epicurus, Socrates.

Abstract

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.

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Author Biography

Andrea Lozano Vásquez, Universidad de Los Andes

Departamento de Humanidades y Literatura
Facultad de Artes y Humanidades
Universidad de Los Andes
Bogotá, Colombia
E-mail: a.lozano72@uniandes.edu.co

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Published
2013-01-13
How to Cite
Lozano VásquezA. (2013). Philosophical Letters: Friendship and Simplicity. Estudios De Filosofía, (47), 121-133. Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/estudios_de_filosofia/article/view/16653
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