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    DescriptionPlato's "Timaeus" contains a powerful and influential myth, of the construction of the universe by a divine craftsman. A god imposed reason on necessity, to bring order from a primeval 'receptacle' of disordered matter. There results the 'child' that is the cosmos - a copy of an externally-existing perfect model. Here eight new essays, from an international cast of scholars, explore aspects of this challenging work: the principles of the mythical narrative, how the world soul and human body are formed, implications for illness - mental and physical - and the importance of music and harmonious proportion. Later developments are also treated: Aristotles' theory of generation, the commentary of Proclus and elements of modern evolutionary theory.

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    Reason and Necessity
    Essays on Plato's "Timaeus"
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by M. R. Wright, Contributions by Andrew Barker, Contributions by Etc.
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 191
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 506 g
    ISBN 13: 9780715630570
    ISBN 10: 0715630571

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    Classical Press of Wales
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    Classical Press of Wales
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    01 December 2000
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