This paper examines Schlegel's "Dialogue on Poesy" to demonstrate that, while Schlegel is responding to his own sociohistorical context, he is also providing a proposal for the role poetry could play in helping citizens achieve an ideal state and providing a defense against the concerns about and critiques of poetry in society, as expressed in Plato's treatment of the ancient myths.
"Schlegel and Plato on Idealism,"
Ephemeris, the Undergraduate Journal of Philosophy: Vol. 18
, Article 1.
Available at: https://digitalworks.union.edu/ephemeris/vol18/iss1/1