Finitude and Transcendence in the Platonic Dialogues

Finitude and Transcendence in the Platonic Dialogues

by Drew A. Hyland
ISBN-10:
079142510X
ISBN-13:
9780791425107
Pub. Date:
08/28/1995
Publisher:
State University of New York Press

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Overview

Finitude and Transcendence in the Platonic Dialogues

This book explains how to read Plato, emphasizing the philosophic importance of the dramatic aspects of the dialogues, and showing that Plato is an ironic thinker and that his irony is deeply rooted in his philosophy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780791425107
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 08/28/1995
Series: SUNY series in Ancient Greek Philosophy Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 5.89(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

1. The Place of Philosophy

2. Republic, Book 2, and the Origins of Political Philosophy

3. Plato's "Three Waves" and the Question of Utopia

4. Irony as Finite Transcendence

5. The Whole Tragedy and Comedy of Philosophy

6. Truth and Finitude: On Heidegger's Reading of Plato

7. But What about the Ideas?

Bibliography

Index of Names

Index of Subjects

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