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Inhaltsangabe: Since antiquity the Phaedo has been considered the source of "the twin pillars of Platonism" – the theory of ideas and the immortality of the soul. Burger’s attempt to trace the underlying argument of the work as a whole leads to a radical rethinking of the status of those doctrines.
The movement of that argument is marked by the structural division of the dialogue into two halves, linked and separated by a central interlude in which Socrates warns against the great danger of "misology," or loss of trust in logos. That danger, which threatens the very possibility of philosophic inquiry, comes to overshadow the threat posed by the fear of death, which motivated the original series of arguments. The turn this necessitates, from the first to the second half of the dialogue, brings about a transformation of the understanding of knowledge, the ideas, the soul, death, and immortality. With this "second sailing," as Socrates calls it, the "Platonism" presented in the Phaedo emerges as precisely the target of which the dialogue is a critique.
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Good. Blue cloth cover with silver gilt lettering shows minor wear and soiling, is shelf-cocked. Pages are clean, text and pictures are intact and unmarred. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0001478034
Buchbeschreibung Yale University Press, 1985. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! L. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 0300031637D