Chorology: On Beginning in Plato's Timaeus

Chorology: On Beginning in Plato's Timaeus

by John Sallis


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This excellent work... deserves the serious consideration of all who are interested in contemporary philosophy as well as those who concern themselves with ancient philosophy, especially Plato." —Review of Metaphysics

In Chorology, John Sallis takes up one of the most enigmatic discourses
in the history of philosophy. Plato's discourse on the chora—the chorology—forms the pivotal moment in the Timaeus. The implications of the chorology are momentous and communicate with many of the most decisive issues in contemporary philosophical discussions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780253046666
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 06/09/2020
Series: The Collected Writings of John Sallis , #11
Edition description: 2019
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

John Sallis is Frederick J. Adelmann Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He is author of more than twenty books, including Light Traces (IUP, 2014) and Logic of Imagination (IUP, 2012).

Table of Contents

1. Remembrance of the City
The Eidetic City
The Archaic City
2. Production of the Cosmos
Animating the cosmic body
The Starry Heaven
Gods and Mortals
3. The Chora
Another Beginning
Images of the Chora
4. Traces of the Chora
From Traces to Primary Bodies
The Political Frame
5. Reinscriptions

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