Being and Logos

Being and Logos : Reading the Platonic Dialogues

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Being and Logos" is... a philosophical adventure of rare inspiration.... Its power to illuminate the text..., its ecumenicity of inspiration, its methodological rigor, its originality, and its philosophical profundity-all together make it one of the few philosophical interpretations that the philosopher will want to re-read along with the dialogues themselves. A superadded gift is the author's prose, which is a model of lucidity and grace." -International Philosophical QuarterlyBeing and Logos is highly recommended for those who wish to learn how a thoughtful scholar approaches Platonic dialogues as well as for those who wish to consider a serious discussion of some basic themes in the dialogues." -The Academic Reviewershow more

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  • Paperback | 564 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 34mm | 798.32g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 3rd ed.
  • 0253210712
  • 9780253210715
  • 1,229,233

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This reading takes up several Platonic dialogues in a way that aims at being originary.show more

Table of contents

Preface to the First EditionPreface to the Second EditionIntroductionSection 1. On Reading PlatoSection 2. The Questions: Philosophy, Logos, BeingSection 3. The Way of Platonic Dialogue: Preliminary ReflectionsPart One. Socratic LogosChapter I. Provocations of Socratic Logos: Apology of SocratesSection 1. The Prologue to the Apology (17 a - 19 a)Section 2. The Way of SocratesSection 3. Service to Apollo (10 d - 24 b)Section 4. Socrates and the City (24 b - 42 a)Chapter II. Ignorance and Recollection: MenoSection 1. Meno (70 a - 79 e)Section 2. Meno and Socrates (79 e - 86 d)Section 3. Meno and Anytus (86 d - 96 d)Section 4. Meno, Socrates, Anytus (96 d - 100 c)Chapter III. Beyond the City: Phaedrus Section 1. The Setting (227 a - 230 e)Section 2. The Three Speeches (230 e -2 57 b)Section 3. The Perfection of Speech (257 b - 279 c)Postscript to Part One. The Way of Platonic Dialogue: Further ReflectionsPart Two. Being and LogosChapter IV. Logos and Its Parts: CratylusSection 1. The Problem of Names (383 a - 384 c)Section 2. The Art of Naming (384 c - 390 e)Section 3. Human Names and Divine Names (390 e- 397 a)Section 4. The Etymological Comedy (397 a - 421 c)Section 5. Imitation (421 c - 427 e)Section 6. Cratylus (427 e - 437 d)Section 7. Names and Things (437 d - 440 e)Chapter V. The Upward Way: RepublicSection 1. Down to Piraeus (Book I)Section 2. The City and the Soul (Book II - Book V, 473 c)Section 3. The Philosopher (473 c- 507 b)Section 4. The Good (507 b - 509 c)Section 5. The Divided Line (509 d - 511 e, 521 c - 535 a)Section 6. The Cave (514 a - 521 b)Chapter VI. The Way of Logos: SophistSection 1. In Search of the Sophist (216 a - 232 a)Section 2. The Problem of Being and Non-Being (232 a - 251 a)Section 3. Being and Non-Being (251 a - 259 d)Section 4. The Community of Being and Logos (25show more

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