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Plato's fable : on the mortal condition in shadowy times

Author: Joshua Mitchell
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
Series: New forum books.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is an exploration of Plato's Republic that bypasses arcane scholarly debates. Plato's Fable provides refreshing insight into what, in Plato's view, is the central problem of life: the mortal propensity to adopt defective ways of answering the question of how to live well. How, in light of these tendencies, can humankind be saved? Joshua Mitchell discusses the question in unprecedented depth by examining  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Plato.; Platon.; Plato; Plato.
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Mitchell
ISBN: 0691124388 9780691124384
OCLC Number: 60796089
Description: xiii, 208 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
Imitation in mortal life --
Reason revisited : Plato's critique of "rationality" --
The mortal condition in shadowy times --
Ch. 2. Plato's fable --
Rendering each its due --
The origin of the city --
Fables, lies, and medicine --
Fool's gold --
Noble education --
and beyond --
From the city to the soul --
The philosopher --
The hunt for the good --
The decline toward tyranny --
The prisoner's dilemma --
Ethics as first science --
Ch. 3. Conclusion --
The fable of liberalism --
The Tocquevillean wager : mimesis and the mediational site of renewal --
The Socratic wager : mimesis and the philosophical practice of death.
Series Title: New forum books.
Responsibility: Joshua Mitchell.
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