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Plato and the invention of life

Author: Michael Naas
Publisher: New York Fordham University Press 2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats

Beginning with a reading of Plato's Statesman, this work interrogates the relationship between life and being in Plato's thought. It argues that in his later dialogues Plato discovers-or invents-a  Read more...


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Named Person: Plato; Plato; Plato.; Plato
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Naas
ISBN: 9780823279678 0823279677 9780823279685 0823279685
OCLC Number: 1038732452
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description: 255 Seiten
Contents: Introduction: Philosophy's Gigantomachia over Life and Being 1. The Lifelines of the Statesman2. Life and Spontaneity3. The Shepherd and the Weaver: A Foucauldian Fable4. The Measure of Life and Logos5. Fruits of the Poisonous Tree: Plato and Alcidamas on the Evils of Writing6. The Life of Law and the Law of Life7. Plato and the Invention of Life ItselfConclusion: Life on the LineAcknowledgmentsNotesIndex
Responsibility: Michael Naas.


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