The Roots of Platonism: The Origins and Chief Features of a Philosophical Tradition

The Roots of Platonism: The Origins and Chief Features of a Philosophical Tradition❮PDF / Epub❯ ☉ The Roots of Platonism: The Origins and Chief Features of a Philosophical Tradition ✩ Author John Dillon – Heartforum.co.uk How does a school of thought, in the area of philosophy, or indeed of religion, from roots that may be initially open ended and largely informal, come to take on the features that later mark it out as How does a school of thought, of Platonism: MOBI ð in the area of philosophy, or indeed of religion, from roots that may be initially open ended and largely informal, come to take on the features that later mark it out as distinctive, and even exclusive That is the theme which is explored in this book in respect of the philosophical movement known as Platonism, stemming as it does The Roots eBook ↠ from the essentially open ended and informal atmosphere of Plato s Academy John Dillon focuses on a number of key issues, such as monism versus dualism, the metaphysical underpinnings of ethical theory, the theory of Forms, and the reaction to the Sceptical deviation represented by the so called New Academy The book is written in the lively and accessible style of the lecture series in Beijing Roots of Platonism: PDF ↠ from which it originates.

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The Roots of Platonism: The Origins and Chief Features of
  • Hardcover
  • 116 pages
  • The Roots of Platonism: The Origins and Chief Features of a Philosophical Tradition
  • John Dillon
  • 10 May 2017
  • 1108426913

10 thoughts on “The Roots of Platonism: The Origins and Chief Features of a Philosophical Tradition

  1. David says:

    An excellent little book While I didn t learn anything new on an abstract level, the book serves as candle illuminating the darkness of the Old Academy To understand how Middle Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophy came to be, we must speculate, and actually do linguistic analysis , pragmatics and whatnot almost a sort of philosophical archeology , as I know Dillon has said, although it might have been another of his books but also that if you don t start with a few shots in the dark then An excellent little book While I didn t learn anything new on an abstract level, the book serves as candle illuminating the darkness of the Old Academy To understand how Middle Platonic and Neoplatonic philosophy came to be, we must speculate, and actually do linguistic analysis , pragmatics and whatnot almost a sort of philosophical archeology , as I know Dillon has said, although it might have been another of his books but also that if you don t start with a few shots in the dark then you won t get anywhere at all, for example he points out that if some ideas were innovative or strange to some Middle Platonic writer, they would not write about them as if they were already old established doctrine So, by examining how later thinkers talk about their progenitors and to each other, we can map Platonism, and find how very platonic the early stoics and skeptics actually were or that some of the Neoplatonic ideas we thought came from Stoics, and were Stoic innovations, were actually borrowed by Stoics from Platonism If you could even call them three unique schools the Skeptics being the third.Dillon doesn t say this himself, but, the book has strengthened the concept of post socratic , meaning There is no non socratic Greek thought, all the famous schools after him have their origin in what Socrates did and or said or minimally there is no escaping Socrates and Plato s influence, not for them, Christians, or anyone since But most of all the book is a neat introduction to all of Platonism and you might find how the Neoplatonists were closer to Plato than what the Skeptics and Middle Platonists were He also corrects his earlier beliefs about history, a handful of times, so reading this before reading his other books might be wise too

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