Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium
Author: Richard Hunter
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2004-07-15
ISBN: 0198036442
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Symposium Book Excerpt:

Oxford Approaches to Classical Literature (Series Editors: Kathleen Coleman and Richard Rutherford) introduces individual works of Greek and Latin literature to readers who are approaching them for the first time. Each volume sets the work in its literary and historical context, and aims to offer a balanced and engaging assessment of its content, artistry, and purpose. A brief survey of the influence of the work upon subsequent generations is included to demonstrate its enduring relevance and power. All quotations from the original are translated into English. Plato's Symposium tells of a dinner party at a crucial point in Athenian history at which the guests decide that they will each in turn deliver a speech in praise of love. The humorous and brilliant work that follows points the way towards all Western thinking about love. The Symposium is also one of Plato's most sophisticated meditations on the practice of philosophy. This book introduces the literary and historical context of Plato's work, surveys and explains the arguments, and considers why Plato has cast this work in a highly unusual narrative form. A final chapter traces the influence of the Symposium from antiquity to the modern day.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s  Symposium
Author: Thomas L. Cooksey
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2010-03-18
ISBN: 1441157344
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Symposium Book Excerpt:

In many regards the dialectical counterpart of the Republic, the Symposium is one of the richest and most influential of the Platonic dialogues, resonating not only with Western philosophy, but also with literature art and theology. While Plato ostensibly dramatizes a humorous account of a drinking party, he presents a profoundly serious explication of Eros that challenges the limits of reason, the nature of gender, identity and narrative form. Plato's Symposium: A Reader's Guide presents a concise and accessible introduction to the text, offering invaluable guidance on: - Historical, literary and philosophical context - Key themes - Reading the text - Reception and influence - Further reading

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium
Author: Pierre Destrée,Zina Giannopoulou
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-05-23
ISBN: 1108179460
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Symposium Book Excerpt:

Plato's Symposium is an exceptionally multi-layered dialogue. At once a historical document, a philosophical drama that enacts abstract ideas in an often light-hearted way, and a literary masterpiece, it has exerted an influence that goes well beyond the confines of philosophy. The essays in this volume, by leading scholars, offer detailed analyses of all parts of the work, focusing on the central and much-debated theme of erōs or 'human desire' - which can refer both to physical desire or desire for happiness. They reveal thematic continuities between the prologue and the various speeches as well as between the speeches themselves, and present a rich collection of contrasting yet complementary readings of Diotima's speech. The volume will be invaluable for classicists and philosophers alike, and for all who are interested in one of Plato's most fascinating and challenging dialogues.

The Poverty of Eros in Plato s Symposium

The Poverty of Eros in Plato   s Symposium
Author: Lorelle D. Lamascus
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2016-03-24
ISBN: 1474213820
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Poverty of Eros in Plato s Symposium Book Excerpt:

The Poverty of Eros in Plato's Symposium offers an innovative new approach towards Eros and the concept of Eros in the Symposium. Lorelle D. Lamascus argues that Plato's depiction of Eros as the child of Poverty (penia) and Resource (poros) is central to understanding the nature of love. Eros is traditionally seen as self-interested or acquisitive, but this book argues instead that Eros and reason are properly in accord with one another. The moral life and the philosophical life alike depend upon properly trained and directed Eros. Lamascus demonstrates that the presentation of the nature of Poverty is essential to the nature of Eros in the Symposium, doing this through in-depth discussion of the major twentieth century interpretations of Platonic Eros. The book shows that poverty provides an appropriate directing of Eros towards eternal and unchanging goods (and away from an age geared towards material items and wealth), and thus that Plato's mythical treatment of Eros in the Symposium lays the groundwork for understanding the soul's embrace of poverty as a way of living, loving, and knowing.

Plato s Dialectic at Play

Plato s Dialectic at Play
Author: Kevin Corrigan,Elena Glazov-Corrigan
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 9780271046266
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sex from Plato to Paglia M Z

Sex from Plato to Paglia  M Z
Author: Alan Soble
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 1176
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780313334252
Category: Sex
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sex from Plato to Paglia M Z Book Excerpt:

More than 150 alphabetically arranged entries on topics, thinkers, religions, movements, and concepts locate sexuality in its humanistic and social contexts.

Plato and Socrates

Plato and Socrates
Author: Richard McKirahan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-03-20
ISBN: 0415627702
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato and Socrates Book Excerpt:

This valuable work of reference provides a comprehensive bibliography on all scholarly work that was published on Plato and Socrates during the years 1958-73. It thus forms an important addition to Harold Cherniss’s bibliography, which covered the years 1950-7. The author has sought to include all materials primarily concerned with Socrates and Plato, together with other works which make a contribution to our understanding of the two philosophers. The bibliography is arranged by topic and there are cross-references at the end of each section. The works in each category are arranged chronologically and then alphabetically (by author) within each year. An effort has been made to distinguish when a book has had more than one edition and when an article has been reprinted. Additionally the author has listed reviews of books and dissertations as these have come to his attention.

Plato s Philosophers

Plato s Philosophers
Author: Catherine H. Zuckert
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 896
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN: 0226993388
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Philosophers Book Excerpt:

Faced with the difficult task of discerning Plato’s true ideas from the contradictory voices he used to express them, scholars have never fully made sense of the many incompatibilities within and between the dialogues. In the magisterial Plato’s Philosophers, Catherine Zuckert explains for the first time how these prose dramas cohere to reveal a comprehensive Platonic understanding of philosophy. To expose this coherence, Zuckert examines the dialogues not in their supposed order of composition but according to the dramatic order in which Plato indicates they took place. This unconventional arrangement lays bare a narrative of the rise, development, and limitations of Socratic philosophy. In the drama’s earliest dialogues, for example, non-Socratic philosophers introduce the political and philosophical problems to which Socrates tries to respond. A second dramatic group shows how Socrates develops his distinctive philosophical style. And, finally, the later dialogues feature interlocutors who reveal his philosophy’s limitations. Despite these limitations, Zuckert concludes, Plato made Socrates the dialogues’ central figure because Socrates raises the fundamental human question: what is the best way to live? Plato’s dramatization of Socratic imperfections suggests, moreover, that he recognized the apparently unbridgeable gap between our understandings of human life and the nonhuman world. At a time when this gap continues to raise questions—about the division between sciences and the humanities and the potentially dehumanizing effects of scientific progress—Zuckert’s brilliant interpretation of the entire Platonic corpus offers genuinely new insights into worlds past and present.

The Oxford Handbook of Plato

The Oxford Handbook of Plato
Author: Gail Fine
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 752
Release: 2019
ISBN: 0190639733
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Handbook of Plato Book Excerpt:

Plato is the best known, and continues to be the most widely studied, of all the ancient Greek philosophers. The updated and original essays in the second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Plato provide in-depth discussions of a variety of topics and dialogues, all serving several functions at once: they survey the current academic landscape; express and develop the authors' own views; and situate those views within a range of alternatives. The result is a useful state-of-the-art reference to the man many consider the most important philosophical thinker in history. This second edition of the Oxford Handbook of Plato differs in two main ways from the first edition. First, six leading scholars of ancient philosophy have contributed entirely new chapters: Hugh Benson on the Apology, Crito, and Euthyphro; James Warren on the Protagoras and Gorgias; Lindsay Judson on the Meno; Luca Castagnoli on the Phaedo; Susan Sauvé Meyer on the Laws; and David Sedley on Plato's theology. This new edition therefore covers both dialogues and topics in more depth than the first edition did. Secondly, most of the original chapters have been revised and updated, some in small, others in large, ways.

Plato s Symposium

Plato s Symposium
Author: Doctor K. N. Rao,Stanley Rosen
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 346
Release: 1967
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Public health
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Feminist Interpretations of Plato

Feminist Interpretations of Plato
Author: Nancy Tuana
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 9780271040240
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plato s Styles and Characters

Plato   s Styles and Characters
Author: Gabriele Cornelli
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2015-11-27
ISBN: 311043654X
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Styles and Characters Book Excerpt:

The significance of Plato’s literary style to the content of his ideas is perhaps one of the central problems in the study of Plato and Ancient Philosophy as a whole. As Samuel Scolnicov points out in this collection, many other philosophers have employed literary techniques to express their ideas, just as many literary authors have exemplified philosophical ideas in their narratives, but for no other philosopher does the mode of expression play such a vital role in their thought as it does for Plato. And yet, even after two thousand years there is still no consensus about why Plato expresses his ideas in this distinctive style. Selected from the first Latin American Area meeting of the International Plato Society (www.platosociety.org) in Brazil in 2012, the following collection of essays presents some of the most recent scholarship from around the world on the wide range of issues related to Plato’s dialogue form. The essays can be divided into three categories. The first addresses general questions concerning Plato’s literary style. The second concerns the relation of his style to other genres and traditions in Ancient Greece. And the third examines Plato’s characters and his purpose in using them.

Self Knowledge in Plato s Phaedrus

Self Knowledge in Plato s Phaedrus
Author: Charles L. Griswold Jr.
Publsiher: Penn State Press
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2010-11-01
ISBN: 027104490X
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Knowledge in Plato s Phaedrus Book Excerpt:

Originally published: New Haven: Yale University Press, 1986. With new preface and supplementary bibliography.

Plato and Hesiod

Plato and Hesiod
Author: G. R. Boys-Stones,J. H. Haubold
Publsiher: OUP Oxford
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2009-12-10
ISBN: 0191608025
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato and Hesiod Book Excerpt:

It hardly needs repeating that Plato defined philosophy partly by contrast with the work of the poets. What is extraordinary is how little systematic exploration there has been of his relationship with specific poets other than Homer. This neglect extends even to Hesiod, though Hesiod is of central importance for the didactic tradition quite generally, and is a major source of imagery at crucial moments of Plato's thought. This volume, which presents fifteen articles by specialists on the area, will be the first ever book-length study dedicated to the subject. It covers a wide variety of thematic angles, brings new and sometimes surprising light to a large range of Platonic dialogues, and represents a major contribution to the study of the reception of archaic poetry in Athens.

Plato s Trial of Athens

Plato   s Trial of Athens
Author: Mark A. Ralkowski
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2018-11-29
ISBN: 1474227260
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato s Trial of Athens Book Excerpt:

What can we learn about the trial of Socrates from Plato's dialogues? Most scholars say we can learn a lot from the Apology, but not from the rest. Plato's Trial of Athens rejects this assumption and argues that Plato used several of his dialogues to turn the tables on Socrates' accusers: they blamed Socrates for something the city had done to itself. Plato wanted to set the record straight and save his city from repeating her worst mistakes of the 5th century. Plato's Trial of Athens addresses challenging questions about the historicity of Plato's dialogues, and it traces Plato's critique of Athenian public life and polis culture from the trial in 399 up through the Laws and the Atlantis myth in the Critias and Timaeus. In the end, Ralkowski shows that what began as a bitter response to the unjust, politically-charged trial of Socrates, evolved into a pessimistic reflection on the role of philosophy in a democratic society, a theory about Athens' 5th century decline, and cautionary tale about the corrupting influences of naval imperialism.

Plato and Postmodernism

Plato and Postmodernism
Author: Steven Shankman
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2009-08-01
ISBN: 1606088092
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato and Postmodernism Book Excerpt:

An inquiry into the clash, or confluence, of the oldest and newest stream of Western philosophical tradition: Hellenic rationalism and its nemesis, poststructuralism. Ten superb scholars from several disciplines engage the ultimate issues of literary theory. An indispensable book. Complete with a comprehensive bibliography, index of names and index of subjects. Contributors: Harry Berger Jr. Page duBois David M. Halperin Djelal Kadir Linda Kintz Sharon Larisch Louis Orsini Steven Shankman Douglass H. Thomson Eugene Webb

The Order of the Discourses in Plato s Symposium

The Order of the Discourses in Plato s Symposium
Author: Meyer William Isenberg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 72
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Plato Rediscovered

Plato Rediscovered
Author: T. K. Seung
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 325
Release: 1996
ISBN: 9780847681129
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato Rediscovered Book Excerpt:

What is the nature of norms and values for the constitution of human society and culture? In this groundbreaking work, T. K. Seung shows that this was the ultimate question for Plato throughout his life, and that he gave not one but two answers, thus twice inventing political philosophy as the science of all sciences. Providing a thematically unified interpretation of his dialogues on the grand scale, Seung retraces Plato's journey of invention. Plato Rediscovered extends the project Seung began in Intuition and Construction (1993) and Kant's Platonic Revolution (1994). A work that will radically alter our understanding of the philosopher.

Plato

Plato
Author: Constance Meinwald
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-05
ISBN: 1136184430
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Plato Book Excerpt:

In this engaging introduction, Constance Meinwald shows how Plato has shaped the landscape of Western philosophy. She provides much-needed historical context, and helps readers grapple with Plato’s distinctive use of highly crafted literary masterpieces for philosophical purposes. Meinwald examines some of Plato’s most famous discussions of human questions, concerning erōs, the capacities and immortality of our psyche, human excellence and the good life, and Plato’s controversial ideas about culture, society, and political organization. She shows how Plato makes a sketch of his theory of Forms foundational in this work, and she offers illuminating readings of texts concerned with the development of the theory and its relationship to Greek science and mathematics. Throughout, Meinwald draws expertly on Plato’s dialogues to present a lively and accessible picture of his philosophy. Including a chronology, glossary of terms, and suggestions for further reading, Plato is an ideal introduction to arguably the greatest of all Western philosophers, and is essential reading for students of ancient philosophy and classics.

Er s Song and Philosophy in Plato

Er  s  Song  and Philosophy in Plato
Author: Chara Kokkiou
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2020-11-13
ISBN: 1498595839
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Er s Song and Philosophy in Plato Book Excerpt:

Erôs, Song and Philosophy in Plato suggests alternative paths of understanding the true Philosophical Muse in Plato's works. Through the discussion of certain Platonic dialogues, it interweaves erôs, mousikê and philosophy to unravel new insights into Plato's philosophical thought and tension of rejecting and accepting the established culture.