In Pl. 1.3, Apuleius provides an account of the genesis of the tripartition of philosophy, recalling its incorrect (but by then traditional) attribution to Plato. In doing so, Apuleius states that Plato showed that the three parts of philosophy do not fight each other, but on the contrary support each other with mutual aid. While the meaning of the passage is clear, the text has been long debated. The aim of this paper is to show that none of the texts printed so far is satisfactory, and to propose a new solution.

The Three Parts of Philosophy : a textual note on Apul. Pl. 1.3

Salerno, Lorenzo
2023

Abstract

In Pl. 1.3, Apuleius provides an account of the genesis of the tripartition of philosophy, recalling its incorrect (but by then traditional) attribution to Plato. In doing so, Apuleius states that Plato showed that the three parts of philosophy do not fight each other, but on the contrary support each other with mutual aid. While the meaning of the passage is clear, the text has been long debated. The aim of this paper is to show that none of the texts printed so far is satisfactory, and to propose a new solution.
2023
Settore L-FIL-LET/05 - Filologia Classica
Settore M-FIL/06 - Storia della Filosofia
Apuleius’ textual transmission; De Platone et eius dogmate; Middle Platonism; Tripartition of philosophy; non modo sed etiam structure
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