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Preface to Plato

Author: Eric A Havelock
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap Press, 1982
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Plato's frontal attack on poetry has always been a problem for sympathetic students, who have often minimized or avoided it. Beginning with the premise that the attack must be taken seriously, Eric  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric A Havelock
ISBN: 0674699068 9780674699069
OCLC Number: 473826200
Notes: 1/1 : Depot
Description: xii, 328 s
Contents: PART ONE: The Image-Thinkers 1. Plato On Poetry 2. Mimesis 3. Poetry as Preserved Communication 4. The Homeric Encyclopedia 5. Eric as Recorded as Record Versus Epic as Narrative 6. Hesiod on Poetry 7. The Oral Sources of the Hellenic Intelligence 8. The Homeric State of Mind 9. The Psychology of the Poetic Performance 10. The Content and Quality of the Poetised Statement PART TWO: The Necessity of Platonism 11. Psyche or the Separation of the Knower From The Know 12. The Recognition of the Known as Object 13. Poetry as Opinion 14. The Origin of the Theory of Forms 15. 'The Supreme Music is Philosophy'
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This book makes a major contribution...will offer the reader many hours of stimulating thought and a powerful challenge to reexamine some basic assumptions about the early Greek mind. * The Classical Read more...

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