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Plato's Animals examines the crucial role played by animal images, metaphors, allusions, and analogies in Plato's Dialogues. These fourteen lively essays demonstrate that the gadflies, snakes, stingrays, swans, dogs, horses, and other animals that populate Plato's work are not just rhetorical embellishments. Animals are central to Plato's understanding of the hierarchy between animals, humans, and gods and are crucial to his ideas about education, sexuality, politics, aesthetics, the afterlife, the nature of the soul, and philosophy itself. The volume includes a comprehensive annotated index to Plato’s bestiary in both Greek and English.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. Editors’ Introduction: Plato’s Menagerie
  2. pp. 1-10
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  1. Part I. The Animal of Fable and Myth
  2. pp. 11-12
  1. 1. Making Music with Aesop’s Fables in the Phaedo
  2. Heidi Northwood
  3. pp. 13-26
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  1. 2. “Talk to the Animals”: On the Myth of Cronos in the Statesman
  2. David Farrell Krell
  3. pp. 27-40
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  1. Part II. Socrates as muōps and narkē
  2. pp. 41-42
  1. 3. American Gadfly: Plato and the Problem of Metaphor
  2. Michael Naas
  3. pp. 43-59
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  1. 4. Till Human Voices Wake Us and We Drown: The Aporia-fish in the Meno
  2. Thomas Thorp
  3. pp. 60-76
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  1. Part III. The Socratic Animal as Truth-Teller and Provocateur
  2. pp. 77-78
  1. 5. We the Bird-Catchers: Receiving the Truth in the Phaedo and the Apology
  2. S. Montgomery Ewegen
  3. pp. 79-95
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  1. 6. The Dog on the Fly
  2. H. Peter Steeves
  3. pp. 96-112
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  1. Part IV. The Political Animal
  2. pp. 113-114
  1. 7. Taming Horses and Desires: Plato’s Politics of Care
  2. Jeremy Bell
  3. pp. 115-130
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  1. 8. Who Let the Dogs Out? Tracking the Philosophical Life among the Wolves and Dogs of the Republic
  2. Christopher P. Long
  3. pp. 131-146
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  1. Part V. The (En)gendered Animal
  2. pp. 147-148
  1. 9. The City of Sows and Sexual Differentiation in the Republic
  2. Marina McCoy
  3. pp. 149-160
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  1. 10. Animality and Sexual Difference in the Timaeus
  2. Sara Brill
  3. pp. 161-176
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  1. Part VI. The Philosophical Animal
  2. pp. 177-178
  1. 11. Animal Sacrifice in Plato’s Later Methodology
  2. Holly Moore
  3. pp. 179-192
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  1. 12. The Animals That Therefore We Were? Aristophanes’s Double-Creatures and the Question of Origins
  2. Drew A. Hyland
  3. pp. 193-206
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  1. Part VII. Animals and the Afterlife
  2. pp. 207-208
  1. 13. Animals and Angels: The Myth of Life as a Whole in Republic 10
  2. Claudia Baracchi
  3. pp. 209-224
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  1. 14. Of Beasts and Heroes: The Promiscuity of Humans and Animals in the Myth of Er
  2. Francisco J. Gonzalez
  3. pp. 225-246
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 247-248
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  1. Plato’s Animals Index
  2. pp. 249-256
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  1. Name and Subject Index
  2. pp. 257-261
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780253016201
Related ISBN
9780253016133
MARC Record
OCLC
907092951
Pages
270
Launched on MUSE
2015-04-10
Language
English
Open Access
No
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