Plato and Platonism [electronic resource]: A Series of Lectures
- Pater, Walter 1839-1894
- Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Publisher July 2002
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- 202 p. 22.000 x 014.000 cm.
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- Annotation "By Platonism," the author clarifies, "is meant not Neo-Platonism of any kind, but the leading principles of Plato's doctrine, which I have tried to see in close connexion with himself as he is presented in his own writings."<br />The critique here presented of Plato's work is never independent of Plato as a man or Plato as philosopher, but rather enables Pater to study the close relation between author and text. The diversity of areas covered is in itself a fine achievement, and Pater is able to give each area enough attention to make it self-sufficient (each chapter was originally a lecture), yet at the same time, he succeeds in unifying all the areas to make for a well-structured book.<br />Especially interesting are the chapter which explores the relationship between Plato and Socrates; the chapter on Plato's aesthetics; the chapter on Plato's Republic; And The chapter dealing with the relationship between Plato And The Sophists.
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