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Philosophy and the philosophic life : a study in Plato's "Phaedo"

Author: İlham Dilman
Publisher: London : Macmillan, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A discussion of Socrates' conception of philosophy in the "Phaedo" as a struggle both to understand our relation to what we know through our reason and the senses, and to live a life in which  Read more...

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Dilman, İlham, 1930-
Philosophy and the philosophic life.
London : Macmillan, 1992
(OCoLC)647634686
Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: İlham Dilman
ISBN: 033352960X 9780333529607
OCLC Number: 22887812
Description: xii, 139 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Part 1 Argument and faith in the dialogue: philosophy and Socrates' faith; structure of the dialogue; the logic and form of Socrates' arguments; summing up. Part 2 Philosophy and life - "purification of the soul": philosophy as a spiritual discipline; philosophy and the self; philosophy - a purification of the soul?; summing up. Part 3 Appearance and reality - "only the ideal is real": two contrasts under one heading; appearance and empirical reality - Plato and Kant; appearance and spiritual reality - Plato and Kant; Platonic "Scepticism" - "only the ideal is real"; summing up. Part 4 Sense and reason - "imperfection of the senses": trustworthiness of the senses; the imperfection of sensible objects; the separate existence of Platonic forms; summing up. Part 5 Body and Soul - "the body is an obstacle to knowledge": the platonic contrast and cartesian dualism; spiritual life and the snares of the flesh - Tolstoy's Father Sergius; spiritual values and human conduct; philosophic and popular virtue; summing up. Part 6 Philosophy and knowledge - "learning as recollection": looking back - philosophy as a "search for reality"; "learning as recollection"; forms and mathematical discoveries; forms and philosophical understanding; summing up. Part 7 The wheel of time and the immortality of the soul: further problems; the indestructibility of the soul; eternal life and the immortality of the soul; the wisdom of philosophy; summing up.
Responsibility: İlham Dilman.

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