The I’Jaz in Plato’s Republic


The I’Jaz in Plato’s Republic

Ng Sai Ying, Yale-NUS College ‘17

(Initially published in YNUJ Volume 1, 2016)


This paper compares Plato’s aestheticism, as shown through the literary aspects of his dialogues, to Qur’anic aestheticism. In doing so, I argue that the philosophical attitude underlying Plato’s works is as unquestioned as the imitability of the Qur’an.

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