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Plato and Pythagoreanism

Author: Philip Sidney Horky
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2013] ©2013
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This work argues that a specific type of Pythagorean philosophy, called "mathematical" Pythagoreanism, exercised a decisive influence on fundamental aspects of Plato's philosophy. Specifically, innovations of mathematical Pythagoreans such as Hippasus of Metapontum, Empedocles of Agrigentum, Epicharmus of Syracuse, Philolaus of Croton, and Archytas of Tarentum presented philosophers like Plato with novel ways to  Read more...
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Named Person: Plato.; Plato.; Plato; Platon
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Sidney Horky
ISBN: 9780199898220 0199898227
OCLC Number: 823380557
Description: xxi, 305 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Chapter 1: Aristotle on Mathematical Pythagoreanism in the 4th Century BCE --
Chapter 2: Hippasus of Metapontum and Mathematical Pythagoreanism --
Chapter 3: Exoterism and the History of Pythagorean Politics --
Chapter 4: Mathematical Pythagoreanism and Plato's Cratylus --
Chapter 5: What is Wisest? Mathematical Pythagoreanism and Plato's Phaedo --
Chapter 6: The Method of the Gods: Mathematical Pythagoreanism and Discovery.
Responsibility: Philip Sidney Horky.
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Was Plato a Pythagorean? Plato's students and earliest critics thought so, but later scholars have been more skeptical. Plato and Pythagoreanism reconsiders this question by arguing that a specific  Read more...

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