Plato and Platonism (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)
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Plato and Platonism (Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading)

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by Walter Pater
     
 

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[T]he first true and correctly proportioned presentation of Platonism that has been given to the general reader."-Paul Shorey

Through his idiosyncratic presentation of Plato, Pater offers us an account of a peculiarly modern frame of mind. He converts Plato's search for a primordial and transcendent unity into a poetic evocation of a material life that

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[T]he first true and correctly proportioned presentation of Platonism that has been given to the general reader."-Paul Shorey

Through his idiosyncratic presentation of Plato, Pater offers us an account of a peculiarly modern frame of mind. He converts Plato's search for a primordial and transcendent unity into a poetic evocation of a material life that is prized in being lived from moment to moment.

The book is implicitly a manifesto, more authoritative for the way it seems rooted in an "historical" account of the great founder of Western philosophy. It conveys the mental world of fifth-century Greece through a doctrine of experience that is in the process of becoming the emblem of early Modernism.

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ISBN-13:
9780760765470
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
07/22/2005
Series:
Barnes & Noble Library of Essential Reading
Pages:
199

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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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