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The Initiation of Plato and the Platonic Philosophy

by Edouard Schure

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Published by Kessinger Publishing .
Written in English

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    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages48
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    Open LibraryOL11861332M
    ISBN 101425310125
    ISBN 109781425310127

    Neoplatonism is a strand of Platonic philosophy that emerged in the second century AD against the background of Hellenistic philosophy and religion. The term does not encapsulate a set of ideas as much as it encapsulates a chain of thinkers which began with Ammonius Saccas and his student Plotinus (c. /5 – AD) and which stretches to the 5th century AD. Faced with the difficult task of discerning Plato’s true ideas from the contradictory voices he used to express them, scholars have never fully made sense of the many incompatibilities within and between the dialogues. In the magisterial Plato’s Philosophers, Catherine Zuckert explains for the first time how these prose dramas cohere to reveal a comprehensive Platonic understanding .

      Buy Plato and Theodoret: The Christian Appropriation of Platonic Philosophy and the Hellenic Intellectual Resistance (Cambridge Classical Studies) 1 by Niketas Siniossoglou (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low Author: Niketas Siniossoglou. The allegory of the cave, or Plato's Cave, was presented by the Greek philosopher Plato in his work Republic (a–a) to compare "the effect of education (παιδεία) and the lack of it on our nature".It is written as a dialogue between Plato's brother Glaucon and his mentor Socrates, narrated by the allegory is presented after the analogy of the sun (b–c) and .

    The volume Thinking, Knowing, Acting: Epistemology and Ethics in Plato and Ancient Platonism aims to offer a fresh perspective on the correlation between epistemology and ethics, a topic of central importance in the Platonic tradition which has not yet received the attention it deserves. The first part deals with the social, juridical premises of Plato’s philosophy, with particular . Socratic dialogue (Ancient Greek: Σωκρατικὸς λόγος) is a genre of literary prose developed in Greece at the turn of the fourth century BC. It is preserved in the works of Plato and discussion of moral and philosophical problems between two or more characters in a dialogue is an illustration of one version of the Socratic method.


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Plato's philosophy is of an initiatory order, it is conversion to Being, it is initiation into the supreme Good _ and this is not our idea but Plato's. Thus, in order to understand it, it is not sufficient to discuss and mentally elaborate it; one must integrate it in one's consciousness/5(3).

But Taylor's method of reading Plato in terms of the subsequent history of philosophy, or of translating Plato's arguments and ideas into the terms of more modern philosophers is no longer the preferred method of reading Plato (for example, when he says that "for Socrates and Plato, no less than for Kant, immortality is a postulate of the Cited by: In Initiation into the Philosophy of Plato Raphael cogently argues that Plato provides a spiritual system that is meant to be transformational and cathartic, leading the soul out of its suffering from confusion to the knowledge of truth.

To read Plato correctly, according to Raphael, is to be transformed by the reading/5. Platonism is the philosophy of Plato and philosophical systems closely derived from it, though contemporary platonists do not necessarily accept all of the doctrines of Plato.

Platonism had a profound effect on Western ism at least affirms the existence of abstract objects, which are asserted to exist in a third realm distinct from both the sensible external world and. Free download or read online The Republic pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published inand was written by Plato.

The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this philosophy, classics story are Adeimantus, Polemarchus. The book has. A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy.

This is a critical survey of ancient and modern sources and of scholarly works dealing with Orpheus and everything related to this major figure of ancient Greek myth, religion and philosophy. Here poetic madness meets religious initiation and Platonic philosophy.

This book contains fascinating insights into the 5/5(1). Thus, when Plato uses the “mysteric model,” it is mainly as a model of the initiation, that is, of the break with ordinary ways of life and thought that philosophy both provokes and requires.

We may, then, wonder whether Plato's philosophy is actually influenced by the mystery cults, and by the figures and trends of thought related to them.

In late antiquity Plato's philosophy became a battlefield between the competing discourses and rival intellectual paradigms represented by Hellenism and Christianity. Focusing on Theodoret of Cyrrhus' Graecarum Affectionum Curatio, Dr Siniossoglou examines the philosophical, rhetorical and political dimensions of the Neoplatonic-Christian conflict of interpretations over Plato.

Plato (/ ˈ p l eɪ t oʊ / PLAY-toe; Greek: Πλάτων Plátōn, pronounced [plá.tɔːn] in Classical Attic; / or / – / BC) was an Athenian philosopher during the Classical period in Ancient Greece, founder of the Platonist school of thought, and the Academy, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.

He is widely considered the pivotal figure in. The tendency of contemporary scholarship has been to emphasize the distinctiveness of Socratic or Platonic philosophy in terms of a technical method separable from rhetoric.

One reason for this assumption is that Socrates seems to point toward the possibility of such a method in the Gorgias in his contrast between the political art and merely. This essay is part of the series Beautiful Losers. Plato believed that he could describe the Universe using five simple shapes.

These shapes, called the Platonic solids, did not originate with Plato. Platonic definition, of, relating to, or characteristic of Plato or his doctrines: the Platonic philosophy of ideal forms. See more. Initiation into the philosophy of Plato. [Raphael.] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help.

Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Plato.; Plato. Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Raphael. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Print book: English: Rev. English edView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Plato -- Criticism and interpretation. Plato. Philosophy, Ancient. More like this: Similar Items. The theory of Forms or theory of Ideas is a philosophical theory, concept, or world-view, attributed to Plato, that the physical world is not as real or true as timeless, absolute, unchangeable ideas.

According to this theory, ideas in this sense, often capitalized and translated as "Ideas" or "Forms", are the non-physical essences of all things, of which objects and matter in the. C. Ackermann was apparently a German scholar. He appears to be thoroughly familiar with Plato, the Platonic philosophy and Christian NT theology.

Ackermann states in the introduction that this book is not concerned with the Platonic element in Christianity, but the Christian element in Plato.

One, however, is the functional equivalent of the s: 1. It seems to me that several of the themes you’ve mentioned are central to another of the Plato books you’ve chosen, which is by Plato himself, and is generally regarded as one of his greatest works, the Republic.

In Greek it’s Politeia, which we translate as ‘constitution.’ ‘Republic’ is actually the English translation from the Latin title, Res Publica, which means ‘the. Plato does not have a comprehensive theory of love.

Rather, he diverts certain received opinions about love to his own peculiarly philosophic ends. He is not interested in telling us what it would be like to live with someone as a platonic lover. Or so I shall argue, from a reading of the Symposium and the Phaedrus.

July 7, C.S. Lewis and A.E. Taylor: Literature, Philosophy, Plato, and the Story (Part 2/2) Browse Our Archives Select a Category Apologetics Art Culture Education On Books On Education. The City and Man consists of provocative essays by the late Leo Strauss on Aristotle's Politics, Plato's Republic, and Thucydides' Peloponnesian Wars.

Together, the essays constitute a brilliant attempt to use classical political philosophy as a means of liberating modern political philosophy from the stranglehold of ideology. The essays are based on a long and intimate familiarity with 5/5(2).

C.S. Lewis and A.E. Taylor: Literature, Philosophy, Plato, and the Story (Part 2/2) July 7, John Mark N. Reynolds Patheos Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion.A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy. This is a critical survey of ancient and modern sources and of scholarly works dealing with Orpheus and everything related to this major figure of ancient Greek myth, religion and philosophy.

Here poetic madness meets religious initiation and Platonic philosophy.