Furor Divinus: Creativity in Plato’s Ion

  • Andrew Benjamin Monash University, Melbourne, Australia


The aim of this paper is to use the way creativity is understood within the argumentation of Plato’s Ion to open up the possibility that Plato allows for a conception of a produced object - work of art - that can be judged even thoughits production is not regulated in advance by the ‘idea’ or the ‘paradigm'. Central to the development of this position is Ficino’s commentary on the Ion.