Plato and the Founding of the Academy: Based on a Letter from Plato, Newly Discovered

Plato and the Founding of the Academy: Based on a Letter from Plato, Newly Discovered

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Overview

In narrative style, Plato and the Founding of the Academy illustrates how the dialogue usually known as the Republic (but which Plato called the Polity) is constructed on the basis of simple but technical mathematical and harmonical principles, or numbers. These numbers clarify the structure and unity of Plato's most famous dialogue and offer new insights into its philosophical content, therapeutic intent, and its relation to the founding of the Academy. The author thoroughly explains the process of Plato's composition thus revealing the intent in the founding of his academy.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761824350
Publisher: UPA
Publication date: 11/08/2002
Pages: 238
Product dimensions: 5.48(w) x 8.56(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

John Bremer is Director of the Institute of Philosophy in Kensington, MD.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Figures Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 The First Instance Chapter 4 The Second Instance Chapter 5 The Third Instance: Plato's Letter; Postscript to Plato's Letter Chapter 6 An Analysis of Plato's Polity into 240 Equal Units Chapter 7 Index of Oaths in the Polity Chapter 8 Index of Names in the Polity

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