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Platonic myth

Kent F. Moors

Platonic myth

an introductory study

by Kent F. Moors

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Published by University Press of America in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Plato.,
  • Mythology -- History.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementKent F. Moors.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsB398.M8 M66 1982
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 137 p. ;
    Number of Pages137
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3784841M
    ISBN 100819123145, 0819123153
    LC Control Number81043816

    The Symposium (Ancient Greek: Συμπόσιον, Sympósion [sympósi̯on]) is a philosophical text by Plato dated c. – BC. It depicts a friendly contest of extemporaneous speeches given by a group of notable men attending a banquet. The men include the philosopher Socrates, the general and political figure Alcibiades, and the comic playwright Aristophanes. The speeches are to be.   The Platonic Myths. I. The Platonic dialogues, full of stories - are these didactic, poetic, a particular form of containing truth and expressing it? Ambiguity of the term "myth" Elements of the strict definition of "myth": report of an event occurring between the divine and human spheres; symbolic speech; the narrator is not the authorPages:

    Summary: Book VII, a- d. In Book VII, Socrates presents the most beautiful and famous metaphor in Western philosophy: the allegory of the cave. This metaphor is meant to illustrate the effects of education on the human soul. Education moves the philosopher through the stages on the divided line, and ultimately brings him to the Form of. Plato: The Republic – Book 3 Summary and Analysis (click link for full play list). Plato’s Social Structure (Different Books) First when discussing the idea city state in Book II, Plato first describes how all citizens fill necessary roles. He then goes onto say, that the .

    Contents Books About: Greek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. The Greeks were polytheistic in their religious beliefs. (3) If so, what Socrates suggests in Book III can’t be a lie; the Phoenician myth thenconveys a truth, although in the language of myth rather than philosophy. Jacob Taylor Feb 4, at pm - Reply.


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In "The Platonic Myths", author Josef Pieper uses Plato's dialogues as a vehicle for examining the idea that certain myths date from the beginning of man's experience on earth, and, however incompletely, provide a lingering picture of man's moral Platonic myth book and his relationship to 5/5(1).

Platonic Myth: An Introductory Study [Moors, Kent F.] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Platonic Myth: An Introductory Study. Myth is one aspect of this relation whose importance for the study of Plato is only now beginning to be recognized.

Reflection on this topic is essential not only for understanding Plato's conception of philosophy and its methods, but also for understanding more. Book Description Plato seasons his philosophical dialogues with self-contained, fantastical narratives that we usually label his 'myths'.

This volume focuses on the ways in which a number of Plato's most famous myths are interwoven with his philosophy. It also contains seventeen rare Renaissance illustrations of Platonic myths.5/5(3). This book rethinks Plato’s creation and use of myth by drawing on theories and methods from myth studies, religious studies, literary theory and related fields.

Individual myths function differently depending on cultural practice, religious context or literary tradition, and this interdisciplinary study merges new perspectives in Plato studies with recent scholarship and theories pertaining to : Omid Tofighian.

The Myths of Plato book. Read 3 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the origin /5. "Plato’s Exoteric Myths" published on 01 Jan by by: 1. Renaissance illustrations of Plato’s myths Chastel, A.,Art et humanisme à Florence au temps de Laurent le Magnifique, Paris: Presses Universitaires de McGrath, E., “‘The Drunken Alcibiades’: Rubens’s Picture of Plato’s Symposium ”, Journal of the Warburg and McGrath, E.,   The Platonic Art of Myth Making: Myths as informative Platonic myth book, Catherine Collobert Chapter Six.

Spectacles from Hades. On Plato’s Myths and Allegories in the Republic, Pierre Destrée Part II. Approaches to Platonic Myths Chapter Seven. The Pragmatics of ‘Myth’ in Plato’s Dialogues: The Story of Prometheus in the Protagoras, Claude.

Platonic Myths, The Pieper, Josef Josef Pieper’s The Platonic Myths is the work of a scholar and philosopher whose search for the level of truth contained in the myths is carried out with a series of careful distinctions between the kinds of myths told by Plato.

Chapter two, “Plato’s Attitude toward Myth,” is a useful précis of Brisson’s book, Plato the Myth Maker. Brisson’s view is that Plato fixed the meaning of the word “myth” to describe (and make problematic) traditional mimetic narratives through which a culture transmits its understanding of its past so as to provide, in the.

Plato tells Glaucon the "Myth of Er" to explain that the choices we make and the character we develop will have consequences after death. In Book II of the Republic, Socrates points out that even the gods can be tricked by a clever charlatan who appears just while unjust in his psyche, in that they would welcome the pious but false "man of the people" and would reject and punish the truly just but falsely.

Plato and myth - the misunderstanding of the Republic's condemnation. I have entitled this article "Myth - the Final Phase of Platonic Education" for two reasons: firstly because I want to explore the fascinating area of Platonic myth; and secondly because I hope that the title will have provoked a small degree of surprise, since it is commonly held that Plato disliked myth.

"Pieper distinguishes between Platonic stones in which Plato crystallizes mythical fragments from the mere stories which contain them, and Platonic myths, in which he purifies the proper mythical elements, freeing them of the non-mythical elements which tend to obscure them.".

Focus Questions for Plato's "Myth of the Ring of Gyges" Notes are arranged in response to the questions stated above in reference to chapter "The Ring of Gyges" from Plato's Republic, translated by Benjamin Jowlett, Book II, —d in Reading for Philosophical Inquiry as well as many other introductory philosophy texts.

D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire. If you’re looking for a great book on Greek mythology for kids, D’Aulaires’ Book of Greek Myths is easily the best one out there. It’s written in a style so simple and clear that children should have.

In "Myth and eschatology in the Laws", Richard Stalley tackles the question of what significance should be attached to the fact that the myth of book X presents a mechanism of penology that appears substantially more impersonal than the ones in Plato's earlier eschatological myths.

Stalley challenges the view that the paucity of references to. José Carlos Somoza's novel The Athenian Murders is presented as a murder mystery but features many references to Plato's philosophy including the allegory of the cave. [25] Novelist James Reich argues Nicholas Ray 's film Rebel Without a Cause, starring James Dean, Natalie Wood, and Sal Mineo as John "Plato" Crawford is influenced by and enacts aspects of the allegory of the cave.

Platonic myths: The Myth of the Metals Octo Febru ~ Neel Burton In the Republic, having discussed the class of producers and the class of guardians, Socrates goes on to discuss the third and last class of citizen in his ideal State, the class of rulers. The Myth of Er from Plato's Republic tells the story of a soldier, Er, who is thought to be dead and descends to the underworld.

But when he revives he is sent back to tell humanity what awaits them in. Get this from a library! Platonic myth: an introductory study. [Kent F Moors] -- Based on the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Northern Illinois University.

Includes bibliographical references. Posted in Philosophy Aristophanes Hephaestus myth of Aristophanes origin of love origins of love Plato platonic myths Symposium Zeus Published by Neel Burton Neel Burton is a psychiatrist, philosopher, writer, and wine-lover who lives and teaches in Oxford, England.Plato describes a "great circuit" which souls make as they follow the gods in the path of enlightenment.

Those few souls which are fully enlightened are able to see the world of the forms in all its glory. Some souls have difficulty controlling the black horse, even with the help of the white horse.