Plato: Phaedrus

Author: Plato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316154300

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Ostensibly a discussion about love, the debate in the Phaedrus also encompasses the art of rhetoric and how it should be practised. This new edition contains an introductory essay outlining the argument of the dialogue as a whole and Plato's arguments about rhetoric and eros in particular. The Introduction also considers Plato's style and offers an account of the reception of the dialogue from its composition to the twentieth century. A new Greek text of the dialogue is accompanied by a select textual apparatus. The greater part of the book consists of a Commentary, which elucidates the text and makes clear how Plato achieves his philosophical and literary objectives. Primarily intended for advanced undergraduates and graduate students of ancient Greek literature and philosophy, it will also benefit scholars who want an up-to-date account of how to understand the text, argument, style and background of the work.

Synopsis: An Annual Index of Greek Studies, 1993, 3

Author: Andrew D. Dimarogonas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9789057025624

Category: Social Science

Page: 508

View: 7031

Presents 12,860 entries listing scholarly publications on Greek studies. Research and review journals, books, and monographs are indexed in the areas of classical, Hellenistic, Biblical, Byzantine, Medieval, and modern Greek studies., but no annotations are included. After the general listings, entries are also indexed by journal, text, name, geography, and subject. The CD-ROM contains an electronic version of the book. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Plato: Phaedo

Author: Plato

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521313186

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 301

View: 4711

Plato's dialogue Phaedo portrays Socrates in prison awaiting execution and discussing with his friends the fate of the soul after death. In this edition, consisting of introduction, text and commentary, Professor Rowe guides the reader through the difficulties--linguistic, literary and philosophical--of individual passages and of the dialogue as a whole. The comparative beginner is not neglected, but the commentary is intended for any student, classical scholar, or philosopher with an interest in the close reading of Plato.

Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy

Practicing a Politics of Reading

Author: Christopher P. Long

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 113991667X

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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In the Gorgias, Socrates claims to practice the true art of politics, but the peculiar politics he practices involves cultivating in each individual he encounters an erotic desire to live a life animated by the ideals of justice, beauty and the good. Socratic and Platonic Political Philosophy demonstrates that what Socrates sought to do with those he encountered, Platonic writing attempts to do with readers. Christopher P. Long's attentive readings of the Protagoras, Gorgias, Phaedo, Apology, and Phaedrus invite us to cultivate the habits of thinking and responding that mark the practices of both Socratic and Platonic politics. Platonic political writing is here experienced in a new way as the contours of a politics of reading emerges in which the community of readers is called to consider how a commitment to speaking the truth and acting toward justice can enrich our lives together.

Vision's Invisibles

Philosophical Explorations

Author: Veronique M. Foti

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791457344

Category: Philosophy

Page: 134

View: 5816

Examines the construction of vision in the works of Heraclitus, Plato, Descartes, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Foucault, Nancy, and Derrida.

Plato and the Traditions of Ancient Literature

The Silent Stream

Author: Richard Hunter

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139505106

Category: Literary Collections

Page: N.A

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Exploring both how Plato engaged with existing literary forms and how later literature then created 'classics' out of some of Plato's richest works, this book includes chapters on such subjects as rewritings of the Apology and re-imaginings of Socrates' defence, Plato's high style and the criticisms it attracted, and how Petronius and Apuleius threaded Plato into their wonderfully comic texts. The scene for these case studies is set through a thorough examination of how the tradition constructed the relationship between Plato and Homer, of how Plato adapted poetic forms of imagery to his philosophical project in the Republic, of shared techniques of representation between poet and philosopher and of foreshadowings of later modes of criticism in his Ion. This is a major contribution to Platonic studies, to the history of Platonic reception from the fourth century BC to the third century AD and to the literature of the Second Sophistic.

The Great Philosophers: Plato

Plato

Author: Bernard Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780221657

Category: Philosophy

Page: 80

View: 6915

Plato c428 – c348BC Without the work of Plato, western thought is, quite literally, unthinkable. No single influence has been greater, in every age and in every philosophic field. Even those thinkers who have rejected Plato’s views have found themselves working to an agenda he set. Yet between the neo-platonist interpretations and the anti-platonist reactions, the stuff of ‘Platonism’ proper has often been obscured. The philosopher himself has not necessarily helped in the matter: at times disconcertingly difficult, at other disarmingly simple, Plato can be an elusive thinker, his meanings hard to pin down. His dialogues complex and often ironically constructed and do not simply expand his views, which in any case changed and developed over a long life. In this lucid and exciting new introductory guide, Bernard Williams takes his reader back to first principles, re-reading the key texts to reveal what the philosopher actually said. The result is a rediscovered Plato: often unexpected, always fascinating and rewarding.

The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy

Author: David Sedley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521775038

Category: Philosophy

Page: 396

View: 8564

This volume does not aim to reveal all of the mysteries of ancient philosophy to the novice, but it does aim to equip that reader with enough background material that he will be able to enter that world. Twelve overviews, each written by an authority in that area of philosophy, guides the reader through the principal schools of thought and the ideas of their main proponents. Concepts are sometimes explained in tables and are always supported by extracts but the main attraction of this work is that the contributors explain in layman's terms the basic ideas of philosophy and discuss clearly the logic of the ancient arguments. The book gets off to a good start with David Sedley's introduction which argues that Greek and Roman philosophers were mainly concerned with two dilemmas: what is a good life and why doesn't the earth fall. Includes a useful glossary.

Plato

The Great Philosophers

Author: Bernard Arthur Owen Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780415923958

Category: Philosophy

Page: 57

View: 4710

Takes the reader back to first principles, re-reading the key texts to reveal what the philosopher actually said.

Plato's Literary Garden

How to Read a Platonic Dialogue

Author: Kenneth M. Sayre

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Philosophy

Page: 292

View: 9587

Focusing on the dramatic structure of the dialogues as well as their logical argumentation, Sayre's study is organized according to the progression of a horticultural metaphor adopted from the Phaedrus. Sayre illustrates each of these metaphorical "stages" with a sustained discussion of relevant dialogues, ranging from the very early Apology to the very late Philebus. In the culminating chapter, he applies the insights gained along the way to a new interpretation of Plato's elusive Form of the Good.

A History of Classical Scholarship

The Eighteenth Century in Germany and the Nineteenth Century in Europe and the United States of America

Author: John Edwin Sandys

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108027083

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 548

View: 5060

This comprehensive history of classical learning from the sixth century BCE to 1900 was first published between 1903 and 1908.

Plato's Gorgias

Author: Plato,Edward Meredith Cope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethics

Page: 146

View: 9129

Gorgias, a foreigner who has traveled to Athens to learn the secrets of rhetoric, discusses the nature of truth with Socrates. Contains an introductory essay and a summary of the argument of the dialogue.

Der Staat (illustriert)

Author: Platon

Publisher: Clap Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 1635372755

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 1732

„Der Staat“ ist ein Werk des griechischen Philosophen Platon, in dem über die Gerechtigkeit und ihre mögliche Verwirklichung in einem idealen Staat diskutiert wird. An dem fiktiven, literarisch gestalteten Dialog beteiligen sich sieben Personen, darunter Platons Brüder Glaukon und Adeimantos und der Redner Thrasymachos. Platons Lehrer Sokrates ist die Hauptfigur. Weitere Anwesende hören lediglich zu.