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Logoi and Muthoi
Logoi and Muthoi (June 2019)
Further Essays in Greek Philosophy and Literature
William Wians - Editor

Essays on Greek philosophy and literature from Homer and Hesiod to Aristotle.

In Logoi and Muthoi, William Wians builds on his earlier volume Logos and Muthos, highlighting the richness and complexity of these terms that were once set firmly in opposition to one another as reason versus myth or rationality versus irrationality. It was once common to think of intellectual history representing a straightforward prog...(Read More)
 
 
Plato and the Body
Plato and the Body (August 2018)
Reconsidering Socratic Asceticism
Coleen P. Zoller - Author

Offers an innovative reading of Plato, analyzing his metaphysical, ethical, and political commitments in connection with feminist critiques.

For centuries, it has been the prevailing view that in prioritizing the soul, Plato ignores or even abhors the body; however, in Plato and the Body Coleen P. Zoller argues that Plato does value the body and the role it plays in philosophical life, focusing on Plato’s use of So...(Read More)
 
 
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato
Socratic Ignorance and Platonic Knowledge in the Dialogues of Plato (May 2018)
Sara Ahbel-Rappe - Author

Argues that Socrates’s fundamental role in the dialogues is to guide us toward self-inquiry and self-knowledge.

In this highly original and provocative book, Sara Ahbel-Rappe argues that the Platonic dialogues contain an esoteric Socrates who signifies a profound commitment to self-knowledge and whose appearances in the dialogues are meant to foster the practice of self-inquiry. According to Ahbel-Rappe, the elenchus, or ...(Read More)
 
 
Topography and Deep Structure in Plato
Topography and Deep Structure in Plato (December 2016)
The Construction of Place in the Dialogues
Clinton DeBevoise Corcoran - Author

A literary and historical analysis of the structure and meaning of recurrent symbols, images, and actions employed in Plato’s dialogues.

In this book, Clinton DeBevoise Corcoran examines the use of place in Plato’s dialogues. Corcoran argues that spatial representations, such as walls, caves, and roads, as well as the creation of eternal patterns and chaotic images in the particular spaces, times, characterizations...(Read More)
 
 
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato
Rational Spirituality and Divine Virtue in Plato (May 2016)
A Modern Interpretation and Philosophical Defense of Platonism
Michael LaFargue - Author

Describes a Platonic personal spirituality based on reason that is readily accessible to people today.

Michael LaFargue presents an important and accessible aspect of Plato’s legacy largely overlooked today: a variety of personal spirituality based on reason and centered on virtue. Plato’s Virtue-Forms are transcendent in their goodness, ideals that Platonists can use to improve character and become like ...(Read More)
 
 
Power
Power (April 2016)
Oppression, Subservience, and Resistance
Raymond Angelo Belliotti - Author

Deepens our understanding of power through a survey of how its dynamics have been understood from ancient times to the present.

Frequently understood in simplistic and often highly negative terms, the concept of power has proven to be both uncommonly intriguing and maddeningly elusive. In Power, Raymond Angelo Belliotti begins by fashioning a general definition of power that is refined enough to capture ...(Read More)
 
 
The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues
The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues (June 2015)
David D. Corey - Author

Draws out numerous affinities between the sophists and Socrates in Plato’s dialogues.

Are the sophists merely another group of villains in Plato’s dialogues, no different than amoral rhetoricians such as Thrasymachus, Callicles, and Polus? Building on a wave of recent interest in the Greek sophists, The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues argues that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, there exist important a...(Read More)
 
 
Res Publica
Res Publica (May 2015)
Plato's Republic in Classical German Philosophy
Günter Zöller - Author

Analysis of Plato’s influence on the political thinking of Kant, Hegel, and Fichte.

In Res Publica, Günter Zöller offers a concise and perceptive analysis of the influence that Plato’s Republic had on the political thought of three leading German philosophers rarely discussed together—Kant, Hegel, and Fichte. He investigates how these three thinkers engaged with one of ...(Read More)
 
 
After Leo Strauss
After Leo Strauss (June 2014)
New Directions in Platonic Political Philosophy
Tucker Landy - Author

Proposes a post-Straussian reading of Plato to advance a reconciliation of ancient and modern theories of natural right.

Few thinkers of the twentieth century studied the fundamental questions of ethics and politics, or penetrated further into the philosophical sources of the moral relativism of our times, more deeply than Leo Strauss. After Leo Strauss is not yet another attempt to explicate, critique, ...(Read More)
 
 
The Other Plato
The Other Plato (December 2012)
The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato's Inner-Academic Teachings
Dmitri Nikulin - Editor

Collected writings on Plato’s unwritten teachings.

Offering a provocative alternative to the dominant approaches of Plato scholarship, the Tübingen School suggests that the dialogues do not tell the full story of Plato’s philosophical teachings. Texts and fragments by his students and their followers—most famously Aristotle’s Physics—point to an “unwritten doct...(Read More)
 
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