Plato and Platonism (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

Plato and Platonism (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Walter Pater
     
 

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
[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

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This edition includes a modern introduction and a list of suggested further reading.
 
[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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411466463
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
1,205,008
File size:
2 MB

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Plato and Platonism originated in a series of lectures that Pater gave to undergraduates in Oxford, where he was a Fellow of Brasenose College, teaching Classics and the History of Philosophy, from 1864 until his death. Early on, he gained the faintly scandalous reputation at Oxford of being an "infidel" in religious matters; and by the time that he collected some of his essays in his first book-Studies in the History of the Renaissance-in 1873, he had become moderately well known for his writings and opinions in both Oxford and London.

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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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