Plato and Intellectual Development

A New Theoretical Framework Emphasising the Higher-Order Pedagogy of the Platonic Dialogues

  • Susanna Saracco

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Susanna Saracco
    Pages 1-12
  3. Susanna Saracco
    Pages 87-105
  4. Susanna Saracco
    Pages 107-123
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 139-140

About this book


This book reconstructs the impact of Plato’s words for the modern reader. In the Republic, Plato presented his schematization of human intellectual development, and called for collaboration between writer and reader. The response presented in this book results in a new theoretical framework for engaging with Plato’s dialogues. Susanna Saracco analyzes the epistemic function of Plato’s written words and explores Plato’s higher order pedagogy, in which students are not mere learners and teachers are not the depositories of the truth. 


Republic adulthood ancient wisdom pedagogy education

Authors and affiliations

  • Susanna Saracco
    • 1
  1. 1.PhilosophySydneyAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Religion and Philosophy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-52586-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-52587-7
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