The Resource Plato and the invention of life, Michael Naas, (ebook)

Plato and the invention of life, Michael Naas, (ebook)

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Plato and the invention of life
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Plato and the invention of life
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Michael Naas
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eng
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Though the question of life (whether bios or zoe) is not the explicit focus of any Platonic dialogue, it is, this book argues, an absolutely central and structuring question for all of Plato's thought, and perhaps especially for his ontology. This is nowhere more evident than in the Statesman, where the central myth of the two ages sketches out not only two models of time and governance but two very different kinds and valences of life and being. Life Forms: Plato's Statesman and the Invention of True Itself begins by offering a reading of Plato's Statesman in order then to ask about the question of life and being in Plato's thought more generally. By characterizing being (whether in the form of the Forms or the immortal soul) in terms of life, Plato in many of his later dialogues, including the Statesman, begins to discover-or, better, to invent-a notion of true or real life that would be opposed to all merely biological or animal life, a form of life that would be more valuable than everything we call life and every life that can actually be lived. This emphasis on life in the Platonic dialogues will, this work shows, at once illuminate the structural relationship between so many of Plato's most time-honored distinctions (e.g., being and becoming, soul and body, etc.) and help explain the enormous power and authority that Plato's thought has exercised, for good or ill, over our entire philosophical and religious tradition
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Naas, Michael
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184
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non fiction
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Plato and the invention of life, Michael Naas, (ebook)
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9780823279692
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT12062585
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Plato and the invention of life, Michael Naas, (ebook)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780823279692
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12062585
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12062585
System control number
MWT12062585
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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