1st Edition

Studies in Plato and the Platonic Tradition
Essays Presented to John Whittaker

Edited By

Mark Joyal

ISBN 9781138260535
Published October 6, 2017 by Routledge
332 Pages

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Book Description

This book, which honours the career of a distinguished scholar, contains essays dealing with important problems in Plato, the Platonic tradition, and the texts and transmission of Plato and later Platonic writers. It ranges from the discussion of issues in individual Platonic dialogues to the examination of Platonism in the Middle Ages. The essays are written by leading scholars in the field and reflect the current state of knowledge on the various problems under discussion. The collection as a whole testifies to the importance of the Platonic writings for the history of ideas, and to the vitality that the study of these writings continues to possess.

Table of Contents

Contents: Preface; Is the idea of the Good in Plato’s Republic beyond being?, D.M. Baltes; The riddle of the Timaeus: is Plato sowing clues? J. Dillon; ’The divine sign did not oppose me’: a problem in Plato’s Apology?, M. Joyal; La Définition du Son dans le Timée de Platon. Denis O'Brian; Plato and Professor Nussbaum on Acts "Contrary to Nature" John M Rist; Plato Monasticus: Plato and the Platonic tradition among the Cistercians, D.N. Bell; Plutarch, Judaism and Christianity, F. Brenk; Trois cordonniers philosophes, R. Goulet; The Neoplatonic Hypostases and the Christian Trinity, Salvatore R. C. Lilla; A propos du Platonicien Hermogène. Deux Notes de Lecture de L'Adversus Hermogenem de Tertullien, Jean Pépin; Phantasia and Inspiration in Neoplatonism, A. Sheppard; Some notes on the text of Pseudo-Simplicius’ commentary on Aristotle’s De Anima, III. 1-5, H.J. Blumenthal; Traces de livres antiques dans trois manuscrits byzantins de Platon, J. Irigoin; Notes on the Didascalicus, Jaap Mansfeld; The text of the Platonic Citations in Philo of Alexandria, D.T. Runia; Nouvelles observations sur le manuscrit Parisinus Graecus 1807, H.D. Saffrey; Index.

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