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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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    Title
    Reason and Necessity
    Subtitle
    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
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780715630570
    ISBN 10: 0715630571
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY, CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 500
    Abridged Dewey: 808
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    LC classification: PA
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    DC21: 184
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    DC22: 128
    BISAC V2.8: LCO003000
    Thema V1.0: QDHA
    Publisher
    Classical Press of Wales
    Imprint name
    Classical Press of Wales
    Publication date
    01 December 2000
    Publication City/Country
    Swansea