The new Platonic interpretation

The contribution of Schleiermacher


  • Mariana Leme Belchior Universidade de Coimbra


History of ancient philosophy, Plato, Hermeneutic


Dating from the 50s, platonic historiography has concentrated on a question of great relevance for the comprehension of Plato’s philosophy, concerning the fact that there is a discrepency between the image which Plato gives his philosophy in the dialogues and the one which his disciples handed down to us. This historiographic problem has already been addressed by Schleiermacher in the XIX century when he elaborated a theory of the dialogue as a form of representation, which links Plato’s philosophy to a direct and indirect communication, capable of influencing several authores through the XIX and XX centuries.


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Author Biography

Mariana Leme Belchior, Universidade de Coimbra

Mestre em Filosofia (UnB), doutoranda pela Universidade de Coimbra/ Archai.



How to Cite

Belchior, M. L. (2011). The new Platonic interpretation: The contribution of Schleiermacher. Revista Archai, (6), 83. Retrieved from