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Radke, Gyburg

Das Lächeln des Parmenides

Proklos' Interpretationen zur Platonischen Dialogform

[The Smile of Parmenides]

Series:Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte 78

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    Publication Date:
    February 2012
    Copyright year:
    2006
    ISBN
    978-3-11-091628-7
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    Aims and Scope

    'The literary form is the true contents of Plato's dialogues' - This thesis has heralded a new direction in Plato research over the last 25 years, particularly among Anglo-American scholars. This book discusses this modern thesis and its claim to mark a revolutionary turn from traditional interpretations of Plato, which since the Ancient Neo-Platonists have read Plato in a dogmatic fashion and neglected the form of his philosophy. Here, the interpretations by Proclus, the most significant Neo-Platonist since Plotinus, of the literary form of Plato's philosophy, are presented in detail for the first time as an alternative to modern approaches. Thus it can be shown that the charge is untenable that these are naïve and dogmatic and constrain the openness of Plato's philosophizing with their systematicity.

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    23 x 15.5 cm
    xiii, 594 pages
    Language:
    German
    Type of Publication:
    Monograph
    Keyword(s):
    Dialog; neoplatonism; Plato; Proclus
    Readership:
    Academics, Institutes, Libraries

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