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    Timaeus (Greek Classics) (Paperback) By (author) Plato, Translated by Prof Benjamin Jowett

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    DescriptionTimaeus By Plato Greek Classics Translated by Benjamin Jowett Of all the writings of Plato the Timaeus is the most obscure and repulsive to the modern reader, and has nevertheless had the greatest influence over the ancient and mediaeval world. The obscurity arises in the infancy of physical science, out of the confusion of theological, mathematical, and physiological notions, out of the desire to conceive the whole of nature without any adequate knowledge of the parts, and from a greater perception of similarities which lie on the surface than of differences which are hidden from view. To bring sense under the control of reason; to find some way through the mist or labyrinth of appearances, either the highway of mathematics, or more devious paths suggested by the analogy of man with the world, and of the world with man; to see that all things have a cause and are tending towards an end-this is the spirit of the ancient physical philosopher. He has no notion of trying an experiment and is hardly capable of observing the curiosities of nature which are 'tumbling out at his feet, ' or of interpreting even the most obvious of them. He is driven back from the nearer to the more distant, from particulars to generalities, from the earth to the stars. He lifts up his eyes to the heavens and seeks to guide by their motions his erring footsteps. But we neither appreciate the conditions of knowledge to which he was subjected, nor have the ideas which fastened upon his imagination the same hold upon us. For he is hanging between matter and mind; he is under the dominion at the same time both of sense and of abstractions; his impressions are taken almost at random from the outside of nature; he sees the light, but not the objects which are revealed by the light; and he brings into juxtaposition things which to us appear wide as the poles asunder, because he finds nothing between them....


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    Title
    Timaeus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plato, Translated by Prof Benjamin Jowett
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 358 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781492390695
    ISBN 10: 1492390690
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BISAC V2.8: PHI005000
    BIC subject category V2: HPQ, PDA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA, HPS
    BISAC V2.8: SCI075000
    B&T General Subject: 431
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Abridged Dewey: 938
    BIC subject category V2: HBLA1
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    B&T Merchandise Category: POD
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, HIS002010, PHI034000
    LC classification: DF
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Createspace
    Imprint name
    Createspace
    Publication date
    10 September 2013