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Reading Plato, Tracing Plato: From Ancient Commentary To by Stephen Gersh

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By Stephen Gersh

Stephen Gersh bargains right here with the Platonic culture in eu proposal from the 4th to the 14th century. in this interval you possibly can distinguish an previous section, which includes the paintings of old Greek commentators who possessed Plato's unique works, and a later part comprising the actions of medieval Latin students who, within the absence of such a lot or all of Plato's personal works, derived their very own model of 'Platonism' from the patristic and secular writers of overdue antiquity. The essays gathered during this quantity take care of such vital figures within the background of Platonism as Porphyry, Proclus, Boethius, Eriugena, Anselm of Canterbury, and Thierry of Chartres, and jointly serve to illustrate the range, continuity, and particularly creativity of those writers. additionally impressive is the sunshine which a number of the essays solid not just at the dialectical or logical elements often emphasised by means of historians of philosophy, but in addition at the grammatical, rhetorical, or even semiotic components of texts.

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Reading Plato, Tracing Plato: From Ancient Commentary To Medieval Reception

Stephen Gersh offers right here with the Platonic culture in ecu idea from the 4th to the 14th century. in this interval you'll distinguish an previous section, which include the paintings of historical Greek commentators who possessed Plato's unique works, and a later section comprising the actions of medieval Latin students who, within the absence of so much or all of Plato's personal works, derived their very own model of 'Platonism' from the patristic and secular writers of past due antiquity.

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