Plato and Platonism

Plato and Platonism

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by Walter Pater
     
 

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"[...] CHAPTER 1: PLATO AND THE DOCTRINE OF MOTION
[5] WITH the world of intellectual production, as with that of organic generation, nature makes no sudden starts. Natura nihil facit per saltum; and in the history of philosophy there are no absolute beginnings. Fix where we may the origin of this or that doctrine or idea, the doctrine of "reminiscence," for

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"[...] CHAPTER 1: PLATO AND THE DOCTRINE OF MOTION
[5] WITH the world of intellectual production, as with that of organic generation, nature makes no sudden starts. Natura nihil facit per saltum; and in the history of philosophy there are no absolute beginnings. Fix where we may the origin of this or that doctrine or idea, the doctrine of "reminiscence," for instance, or of "the perpetual flux," the theory of "induction," or the philosophic view of things generally, the specialist will still be able to find us some earlier anticipation of that doctrine, that mental tendency. The most elementary act of mental analysis takes time to do; the most rudimentary sort of speculative knowledge, abstractions so simple that we can hardly conceive [...]".

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ISBN-13:
9781530476664
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
04/25/2016
Pages:
194

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Plato and Platonism (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
PeteNJ More than 1 year ago
A must reading for anyone interested in Plato. However, Pater's lectures on Plato say as much about Victorian England as they do about ancient Greece. Our perspective has changed in the century since Pater and we see Plato in a different light.
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anemo More than 1 year ago
A wonderful review. Many thanks!
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