Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context

Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context

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by Andrea Wilson Nightingale
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521117798

ISBN-13: 9780521117791

Pub. Date: 07/30/2009

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

From being viewed as an activity performed in practical and political contexts, wisdom in fourth-century BC Athens came to be conceived in terms of theoria, or the wise man as a "spectator" of truth. This book examines how philosophers of the period articulated the new conception of knowledge and how cultural conditions influenced this development. It provides an

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From being viewed as an activity performed in practical and political contexts, wisdom in fourth-century BC Athens came to be conceived in terms of theoria, or the wise man as a "spectator" of truth. This book examines how philosophers of the period articulated the new conception of knowledge and how cultural conditions influenced this development. It provides an interdisciplinary study of the attempts to conceptualize "theoretical" activity during a foundational period in the history of Western philosophy.

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ISBN-13:
9780521117791
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/30/2009
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1. Theoria as a cultural practice; 2. Spectacles of truth: inventing philosophic theoria; 3. The fable of philosophy in Plato's Republic; 4. Theorizing the beautiful: from Plato to Philip of Opus; 5. 'Useless' knowledge: Aristotle's rethinking of theoria; Epilogue 'Broken knowledge'? theoria and wonder.

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