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Plato's Animals : Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts.

By: Contributor(s): Series: Studies in Continental Thought SerPublisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (270 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9780253016201
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: Plato's Animals : Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical BeastsDDC classification:
  • 184
LOC classification:
  • B398.A64 -- .P53 2015eb
Online resources:
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Editors' Introduction: Plato's Menagerie -- Part I. The Animal of Fable and Myth -- 1 Making Music with Aesop's Fables in the Phaedo -- 2 "Talk to the Animals": On the Myth of Cronos in the Statesman -- Part II. Socrates as muōps and narkē -- 3 American Gadfly: Plato and the Problem of Metaphor -- 4 Till Human Voices Wake Us and We Drown: The Aporia-fish in the Meno -- Part III. The Socratic Animal as Truth-Teller and Provocateur -- 5 We the Bird-Catchers: Receiving the Truth in the Phaedo and the Apology -- 6 The Dog on the Fly -- Part IV. The Political Animal -- 7 Taming Horses and Desires: Plato's Politics of Care -- 8 Who Let the Dogs Out? Tracking the Philosophical Life among the Wolves and Dogs of the Republic -- Part V. The (En)gendered Animal -- 9 The City of Sows and Sexual Differentiation in the Republic -- 10 Animality and Sexual Difference in the Timaeus -- Part VI. The Philosophical Animal -- 11 Animal Sacrifice in Plato's Later Methodology -- 12 The Animals That Therefore We Were? Aristophanes's Double-Creatures and the Question of Origins -- Part VII. Animals and the Afterlife -- 13 Animals and Angels: The Myth of Life as a Whole in Republic 10 -- 14 Of Beasts and Heroes: The Promiscuity of Humans and Animals in the Myth of Er -- List of Contributors -- Plato's Animals Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- W -- Name and Subject Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- X -- Z.
Summary: Plato's Animals examines the crucial role played by animal images, metaphors, allusions, and analogies in Plato's Dialogues. These fourteen lively essays demonstrate that the gadflies, snakes, stingrays, swans, dogs, horses, and other animals that populate Plato's work are not just rhetorical embellishments. Animals are central to Plato's understanding of the hierarchy between animals, humans, and gods and are crucial to his ideas about education, sexuality, politics, aesthetics, the afterlife, the nature of the soul, and philosophy itself. The volume includes a comprehensive annotated index to Plato's bestiary in both Greek and English.
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Cover -- Contents -- Editors' Introduction: Plato's Menagerie -- Part I. The Animal of Fable and Myth -- 1 Making Music with Aesop's Fables in the Phaedo -- 2 "Talk to the Animals": On the Myth of Cronos in the Statesman -- Part II. Socrates as muōps and narkē -- 3 American Gadfly: Plato and the Problem of Metaphor -- 4 Till Human Voices Wake Us and We Drown: The Aporia-fish in the Meno -- Part III. The Socratic Animal as Truth-Teller and Provocateur -- 5 We the Bird-Catchers: Receiving the Truth in the Phaedo and the Apology -- 6 The Dog on the Fly -- Part IV. The Political Animal -- 7 Taming Horses and Desires: Plato's Politics of Care -- 8 Who Let the Dogs Out? Tracking the Philosophical Life among the Wolves and Dogs of the Republic -- Part V. The (En)gendered Animal -- 9 The City of Sows and Sexual Differentiation in the Republic -- 10 Animality and Sexual Difference in the Timaeus -- Part VI. The Philosophical Animal -- 11 Animal Sacrifice in Plato's Later Methodology -- 12 The Animals That Therefore We Were? Aristophanes's Double-Creatures and the Question of Origins -- Part VII. Animals and the Afterlife -- 13 Animals and Angels: The Myth of Life as a Whole in Republic 10 -- 14 Of Beasts and Heroes: The Promiscuity of Humans and Animals in the Myth of Er -- List of Contributors -- Plato's Animals Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- Q -- R -- S -- T -- W -- Name and Subject Index -- A -- B -- C -- D -- E -- F -- G -- H -- I -- J -- K -- L -- M -- N -- O -- P -- R -- S -- T -- V -- W -- X -- Z.

Plato's Animals examines the crucial role played by animal images, metaphors, allusions, and analogies in Plato's Dialogues. These fourteen lively essays demonstrate that the gadflies, snakes, stingrays, swans, dogs, horses, and other animals that populate Plato's work are not just rhetorical embellishments. Animals are central to Plato's understanding of the hierarchy between animals, humans, and gods and are crucial to his ideas about education, sexuality, politics, aesthetics, the afterlife, the nature of the soul, and philosophy itself. The volume includes a comprehensive annotated index to Plato's bestiary in both Greek and English.

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