Plato and the question of beauty

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Indiana University Press,
Pub. Date:
c2008.
Language:
English
Description

Drew A. Hyland, one of Continental philosophy's keenest interpreters of Plato, takesup the question of beauty in three Platonic dialogues, the Hippias Major, Symposium, and Phaedrus.What Plato meant by beauty is not easily characterized, and Hyland's close readings show that Platoultimately gives up on the possibility of a definition. Plato's failure, however, tells us somethingimportant about beauty—that it cannot be reduced to logos. Exploring questions surroundinglove, memory, and ideal form, Hyland draws out the connections between beauty, the possibility ofphilosophy, and philosophical living. This new reading of Plato provides a serious investigationinto the meaning of beauty and places it at the very heart of philosophy.

More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9780253000262
Also in this Series
More Like This
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID df78d9bb-ec95-e24d-abc6-2b229ec35e99
full_title plato and the question of beauty
author hyland drew a
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-08-14 05:04:51AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Hyland, Drew A.
author2-role NetLibrary, Inc.
author_display Hyland, Drew A
detailed_location_arlington EBSCOhost
display_description
format_arlington eBook
format_category_arlington eBook
id df78d9bb-ec95-e24d-abc6-2b229ec35e99
isbn 9780253000262
item_details external_econtent:ils:.b13230372||EBSCOhost|Online|eBook|eBook|1|false|true|EBSCOhost||http://www.netlibrary.com.library.access.arlingtonva.us/urlapi.asp?action=summary&v=1&bookid=237745||Available Online||q||
itype_arlington eCollection
lexile_score -1
literary_form Other
literary_form_full Other
local_callnumber_arlington Online
owning_library_arlington Arlington Public Library Online, Aurora Hills Online, Central Online, Cherrydale Online, Columbia Pike Online, Connection Crystal City Online, Detention Center Online, Glencarlyn Online, Local History Online, Plaza Online, Shirlington Online, Westover Online
primary_isbn 9780253000262
publishDate 2008
record_details external_econtent:ils:.b13230372|eBook|eBook||English|Indiana University Press,|c2008.|xii, 150 p. ; 25 cm.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_arlington external_econtent:ils:.b13230372||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|true||||
series Studies in Continental thought
series_with_volume Studies in Continental thought
title_display Plato and the question of beauty
title_full Plato and the question of beauty [electronic resource] / Drew A. Hyland
title_short Plato and the question of beauty