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The Platonic Art of Philosophy.

By: Contributor(s): Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013Copyright date: ©2013Description: 1 online resource (354 pages)Content type:
  • text
Media type:
  • computer
Carrier type:
  • online resource
ISBN:
  • 9781107420830
Subject(s): Genre/Form: Additional physical formats: Print version:: The Platonic Art of PhilosophyDDC classification:
  • 184
LOC classification:
  • B395 -- .P5375 2013eb
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Contents:
Cover -- The Platonic Art of Philosophy -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Preface -- Abbreviations and conventions -- Introduction -- Chapter one Macrology and digression -- Introduction -- Macrology and brachylogy -- Macrology and digression -- Digressive is progressive -- Chapter two Two conceptions of the body in Plato's Phaedrus -- Introduction -- The negative attitude to the mortal body in some middle dialogues -- The sōma as an 'obstacle' (empodion) in the Phaedo -- The negative attitude to physical love in the Symposium -- The positive view of the body in the Timaeus: the body as a 'vehicle'(ochēma) -- The imperishable body of the gods as a vehicle for rational activity -- The teleological conception of the mortal body of human beings -- The possible acquisition of a god-like body by philosophers -- Understanding the Phaedrus' puzzling attitude to the body -- The negative dimension: the mortal body as a 'tomb' (sēma) for the soul -- The positive dimension: the mortal body as a medium for cognitive and ethical development -- The philosopher's acquisition of a god-like kind of body in the Phaedrus -- The ideal body of the gods in the Phaedrus as the optimal vehicle for intelligent activity -- The imperishable nature of the body of the gods -- The body of the gods as a 'vehicle' of rational activity -- The gods of the Phaedrus as the heavenly bodies -- The possible acquisition of a god-like body by the philosopher -- Conclusion -- Chapter three Socrates in the Phaedo -- Re-examining Socrates in Plato -- Socrates the philosopher -- A narrative about Socrates -- Phlius -- The ideal 'philosopher' -- Philosophy of soul and form -- Practice for death -- Care for the soul -- Metaphysics as the awakening of the soul -- Chapter four Socratic intellectualism in the Republic's central digression -- Chapter five Timaeus in the cave.
Introduction -- Two projects in the Cave? -- The scope of the appearances inside the cave -- The sun as a source of insight -- Cosmology in the philosopher's curriculum -- Chapter Six Reflective commentary (1): 'Socratic' psychology in Plato's Republic -- Chapter seven Reflective commentary (2): Appearance, reality and the desire for the good -- Chapter eight Waving or drowning? Socrates and the sophists on self-knowledge in the Euthydemus -- The structure of the Euthydemus -- Vertical and lateral order -- A handbook of fallacy? -- Principles of non-contradiction -- The third wave -- The sophists to the rescue -- Knowledge and its conditions -- Making and using -- The interruption -- Regresses, tautologies and circles - the toils of self-knowledge -- Socrates versus the sophists -- Coda: Socrates … and Aristotle -- Chapter Nine Why was the Theaetetus written by Euclides? -- Introduction -- Socrates' desire for eristic: the Euthydemus -- Socrates on what a sophist is -- The disappearance of the distinction between dialectic and eristic -- Chapter ten The Wooden Horse: The Cyrenaics in the Theaetetus -- Introduction -- The Theaetetus as a peirastic dialogue -- The choice of characters: Euclides -- The subtler thinkers -- Sextus Empiricus on the Cyrenaics -- The Wooden Horse -- The Siege -- Chapter eleven The Wax Tablet, logic and Protagoreanism -- Introduction -- The 'linguistic turn' -- Why does Plato reject the Wax Tablet model? -- Plato's rejection of Protagoreanism -- 'But meanings are not Protagorean appearances!' -- Rejection of the incorrigibility of Protagorean appearances -- The solutions to FS and NB that Plato needs for his solution to FIB -- Choosing between (a) meanings, propositions and the like and (b) the entities Plato refers to -- Conclusion -- Chapter twelve A form that 'is' of what 'is not': Existential einai in Plato's Sophist -- I.
II -- III -- IV -- V -- VI -- VII -- VIII -- IX -- X -- Chapter thirteen Truth and story in the Timaeus-Critias -- Chapter fourteen The Atlantis poem in the Timaeus-Critias -- Introduction -- The story of Atlantis and the facts of the past -- The family of Plato and the enquiry of Socrates -- The Atlantis story and literary tradition -- Chapter fifteen Friendship and justice in the Laws -- Introduction -- The political philosophy of friendship -- Friendship, wisdom and freedom -- Athenian realities -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Christopher Rowe -- Index of ancient passages -- Index of topics.
Summary: Collection of essays bringing diverse approaches to Plato into conversation in the spirit of its honorand, Christopher Rowe.
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Cover -- The Platonic Art of Philosophy -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Contributors -- Preface -- Abbreviations and conventions -- Introduction -- Chapter one Macrology and digression -- Introduction -- Macrology and brachylogy -- Macrology and digression -- Digressive is progressive -- Chapter two Two conceptions of the body in Plato's Phaedrus -- Introduction -- The negative attitude to the mortal body in some middle dialogues -- The sōma as an 'obstacle' (empodion) in the Phaedo -- The negative attitude to physical love in the Symposium -- The positive view of the body in the Timaeus: the body as a 'vehicle'(ochēma) -- The imperishable body of the gods as a vehicle for rational activity -- The teleological conception of the mortal body of human beings -- The possible acquisition of a god-like body by philosophers -- Understanding the Phaedrus' puzzling attitude to the body -- The negative dimension: the mortal body as a 'tomb' (sēma) for the soul -- The positive dimension: the mortal body as a medium for cognitive and ethical development -- The philosopher's acquisition of a god-like kind of body in the Phaedrus -- The ideal body of the gods in the Phaedrus as the optimal vehicle for intelligent activity -- The imperishable nature of the body of the gods -- The body of the gods as a 'vehicle' of rational activity -- The gods of the Phaedrus as the heavenly bodies -- The possible acquisition of a god-like body by the philosopher -- Conclusion -- Chapter three Socrates in the Phaedo -- Re-examining Socrates in Plato -- Socrates the philosopher -- A narrative about Socrates -- Phlius -- The ideal 'philosopher' -- Philosophy of soul and form -- Practice for death -- Care for the soul -- Metaphysics as the awakening of the soul -- Chapter four Socratic intellectualism in the Republic's central digression -- Chapter five Timaeus in the cave.

Introduction -- Two projects in the Cave? -- The scope of the appearances inside the cave -- The sun as a source of insight -- Cosmology in the philosopher's curriculum -- Chapter Six Reflective commentary (1): 'Socratic' psychology in Plato's Republic -- Chapter seven Reflective commentary (2): Appearance, reality and the desire for the good -- Chapter eight Waving or drowning? Socrates and the sophists on self-knowledge in the Euthydemus -- The structure of the Euthydemus -- Vertical and lateral order -- A handbook of fallacy? -- Principles of non-contradiction -- The third wave -- The sophists to the rescue -- Knowledge and its conditions -- Making and using -- The interruption -- Regresses, tautologies and circles - the toils of self-knowledge -- Socrates versus the sophists -- Coda: Socrates … and Aristotle -- Chapter Nine Why was the Theaetetus written by Euclides? -- Introduction -- Socrates' desire for eristic: the Euthydemus -- Socrates on what a sophist is -- The disappearance of the distinction between dialectic and eristic -- Chapter ten The Wooden Horse: The Cyrenaics in the Theaetetus -- Introduction -- The Theaetetus as a peirastic dialogue -- The choice of characters: Euclides -- The subtler thinkers -- Sextus Empiricus on the Cyrenaics -- The Wooden Horse -- The Siege -- Chapter eleven The Wax Tablet, logic and Protagoreanism -- Introduction -- The 'linguistic turn' -- Why does Plato reject the Wax Tablet model? -- Plato's rejection of Protagoreanism -- 'But meanings are not Protagorean appearances!' -- Rejection of the incorrigibility of Protagorean appearances -- The solutions to FS and NB that Plato needs for his solution to FIB -- Choosing between (a) meanings, propositions and the like and (b) the entities Plato refers to -- Conclusion -- Chapter twelve A form that 'is' of what 'is not': Existential einai in Plato's Sophist -- I.

II -- III -- IV -- V -- VI -- VII -- VIII -- IX -- X -- Chapter thirteen Truth and story in the Timaeus-Critias -- Chapter fourteen The Atlantis poem in the Timaeus-Critias -- Introduction -- The story of Atlantis and the facts of the past -- The family of Plato and the enquiry of Socrates -- The Atlantis story and literary tradition -- Chapter fifteen Friendship and justice in the Laws -- Introduction -- The political philosophy of friendship -- Friendship, wisdom and freedom -- Athenian realities -- Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Christopher Rowe -- Index of ancient passages -- Index of topics.

Collection of essays bringing diverse approaches to Plato into conversation in the spirit of its honorand, Christopher Rowe.

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