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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780873958073
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/1984
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 261

Table of Contents

Preface

1. THE ATTACK

I. Introduction
II. The poets
III. Religion
IV. The musicians
V. Rhetoric
VI. Philosophical art

2. THE INCONCLUSIVENESS OF DIALECTIC

I. The programme of dialectic
II. 'Socratic' dialectic
III. 'Platonic' dialectic
IV. Collection and division
V. Hypothesis
VI. Philosophy and language

3. HOW THE MYTHS HAVE FARED

I. Philosophy and literature
II. Stewart and the Christians
III. Frutiger
IV. Popper and the Empiricists
V. Findlay and the Intuitionists

4. ESCHATOLOGICAL AND RELATED MYTHS

I. Eschatology (Rep. X, 614A-621D; Phaedrus 246A-249D; Gorgias 522E-527E; Phaedo 107D-115A)
II. Love and the soul (Phaedo 80D-84B; Tim. 69C-72D; Phaedr. 243ff.)
III. Cosmology (Tim.; States. 268D-274E; Laws IV, 713A-714A)

5. POLITICAL MYTHS

I. Origins of State (Rep. II, 369B-374B; Laws III, 676A-702A; Prot. 320C-323A)
II. Anecdotes (Writing: Phaedr. 274C-275B; Grasshoppers: Phaedr. 259AD; Gyges: Rep. II, 359D-360B)
III. Inequality (Metals: Rep. III, 414D-415D)
IV. Equality of Women (Rep. V, 451C-457C)
V. Decadence of Ideal City (Rep. VIII, 545C-IX, 576B)
VI. Atlantis (Tim. 24D-25D; Critias 106A-121C)

6. METHODOLOGICAL MYTHS

I. The theory of Forms
II. Reminiscence (Phaedo 72E-76E; Meno 85C-86B)
III. Sun, Line, and Cave (Rep. VII, 508Aff; IV, 434E-441C)
IV. The ladder of beauty (Symp. 210A-212A)

7. THE DEFENCE

I. Myths: old, new, and Platonic
II. The weak defence
III. The strong defence

Notes

Bibliography

Index Nominum

Index Locorum

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