In this Book

Indiana University Press
buy this book Buy This Book in Print
summary

Drew A. Hyland, one of Continental philosophy's keenest interpreters of Plato, takes up 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 Plato ultimately gives up on the possibility of a definition. Plato's failure, however, tells us something important about beauty -- that it cannot be reduced to logos. Exploring questions surrounding love, memory, and ideal form, Hyland draws out the connections between beauty, the possibility of philosophy, and philosophical living. This new reading of Plato provides a serious investigation into the meaning of beauty and places it at the very heart of philosophy.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. restricted access Download |
  1. Contents
  2. p. ix
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Preface and Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-6
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 1 The Question of Beauty in the Hippias Major
  2. pp. 7-26
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 2 The Question of Beauty in the Symposium
  2. pp. 27-63
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 3 The Question of Beauty in the Phaedrus
  2. pp. 64-90
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 4 The Second and Seventh Letters
  2. pp. 91-114
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. 5 The Critique of Rhetoric and Writing in the Phaedrus
  2. pp. 115-136
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Notes
  2. pp. 137-144
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 145-146
  3. restricted access Download |
  1. Index
  2. pp. 147-150
  3. restricted access Download |

Additional Information

ISBN
9780253000262
Related ISBN
9780253351388
MARC Record
OCLC
248558230
Pages
168
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
Back To Top

This website uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless.