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The tragedy and comedy of life : Plato's Philebus

Author: Plato.; Seth Benardete
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
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With The Tragedy and Comedy of Life, Seth Benardete completes his examination of Plato's understanding of the beautiful, the just, and the good. Benardete first treated the beautiful in The Being of the Beautiful (1984), which dealt with the Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman; and he treated the just in Socrates Second Sailing (1989), which dealt with the Republic and sought to determine the just in its relation to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Plato.
Tragedy and comedy of life.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993
(OCoLC)624387037
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Plato.; Seth Benardete
ISBN: 0226042391 9780226042398
OCLC Number: 27187220
Language Note: Translation of: Philebus.
Notes: Translation of: Philebus.
Description: xiii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: I. The Tragedy and Comedy of Life ---
II. Socrates, Protarchus, and Philebus (11a1-12c4) ---
III. The One and the Many (1)(12c4-14b8) ---
IV. The One and the Many (2)14c1-15c9) ---
V. The One and the Many (3): Eidetic Analysis (15d1-17a5) ---
VI. Notes and Letters (17a6-20b3) ---
VII. The Good (20b4)-23b6) ---
VIII. Measure Theory (23b6-27c2) ---
IX. Cosmology (27c3-31b1) ---
X. The Seven Overlays (31b2-47d4) ---
XI. Comedy (47d5-50e2) ---
XII. Pure Pleasure (50e3-53c3) ---
XIII. Being and Becoming (53c4-55c3) ---
XIV. Science and Dialectic (55c4-59c9) ---
XV. The Mixture (59c10-64c4) ---
XVI. The Good (64c6-67b13).
Other Titles: Plato's Philebus.
Philebus.
Philebus.
Responsibility: translated and with commentary by Seth Benardete.
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Focuses on the idea of the good in what is widely regarded as one of Plato's most challenging and complex dialogs, the Philebus. This title is suitable for classicists, philosophers, and political  Read more...

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