Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republic / Edition 1

Of Myth, Life, and War in Plato's Republic / Edition 1

by Claudia Baracchi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0253214858

ISBN-13: 9780253214850

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Indiana University Press

"Baracchi has identified pivotal points around which the Republic operates; this allows a reading of the entire text to unfold. . . . a very beautifully written book." —Walter Brogan, Villanova University
Claudi Baracchi finds that, although arguably the most influential text in the history of Western philosophy, Plato's Republic remains obscure and…  See more details below

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"Baracchi has identified pivotal points around which the Republic operates; this allows a reading of the entire text to unfold. . . . a very beautifully written book." —Walter Brogan, Villanova University
Claudi Baracchi finds that, although arguably the most influential text in the history of Western philosophy, Plato's Republic remains obscure and enigmatic. To fully understand and appreciate its meaning, we must attend to what its original language discloses. In Baracchi's deft interpretation, primordial issues of life and death, darkness and light, force and harmony emerge from this important Platonic text. In a larger sense, Baracchi's stimulating book illuminates the fundamental function of myth in philosophical inquiry.

Author Biography: Claudia Baracchi is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at The New School. Her articles on philosophy, art, and literary theory have appeared in numerous journals in English and Italian.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780253214850
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Series:
Studies in Continental Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
1,051,117
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Proleptikon18
Pt. 1"Old Women Telling Tales" (350e): The City in View, the City Envisioned37
IOn Regeneration39
IIThe Law of (Re)production62
Pt. 2"A Tale was Saved and Not Lost" (621 b): Vision at the End of the Visible89
IIIPreliminary Remarks in a Rhapsodic Form91
IVWar133
VVision177
VI(Re)birth214
Un-ending219
Appendix227
Selected Bibliography229
General Index241
Greek Index247

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