The Collected Dialogues of Plato

Author: Plato,

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400835860

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1776

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All the writings of Plato generally considered to be authentic are here presented in the only complete one-volume Plato available in English. The editors set out to choose the contents of this collected edition from the work of the best British and American translators of the last 100 years, ranging from Jowett (1871) to scholars of the present day. The volume contains prefatory notes to each dialogue, by Edith Hamilton; an introductory essay on Plato's philosophy and writings, by Huntington Cairns; and a comprehensive index which seeks, by means of cross references, to assist the reader with the philosophical vocabulary of the different translators.

Complete Works

Author: Plato

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872203495

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1808

View: 9363

Gathers translations of Plato's works and includes guidance on approaching their reading and study

Great Dialogues of Plato

Author: Plato

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9780451527455

Category: Philosophy

Page: 525

View: 2326

The complete texts of The Republic , The Apology , Crito , Phaedo , Ion , Meno , Euthydemus , and Symposium in W.H.D. Rouse's widely-acclaimed translation. Pronouncing index, the Greek Alphabet.

Picasso and Truth

From Cubism to Guernica

Author: T. J. Clark

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691157413

Category: Art

Page: 329

View: 8298

"Picasso and Truth" offers a breathtaking and original new look at the most significant artist of the modern era. From Pablo Picasso's early "The Blue Room" to the later "Guernica", eminent art historian T. J. Clark offers a striking reassessment of the artist's paintings from the 1920s and 1930s. Why was the space of a room so basic to Picasso's worldview? And what happened to his art when he began to feel that room-space become too confined--too little exposed to the catastrophes of the twentieth century? Clark explores the role of space and the interior, and the battle between intimacy and monstrosity, in Picasso's art. Based on the A. W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts delivered at the National Gallery of Art, this lavishly illustrated volume remedies the biographical and idolatrous tendencies of most studies on Picasso, reasserting the structure and substance of the artist's work. With compelling insight, Clark focuses on three central works--the large-scale "Guitar and Mandolin on a Table" (1924), "The Three Dancers" (1925), and "The Painter and His Model" (1927)--and explores Picasso's answer to Nietzsche's belief that the age-old commitment to truth was imploding in modern European culture. Masterful in its historical contextualization, "Picasso and Truth" rescues Picasso from the celebrity culture that trivializes his accomplishments and returns us to the tragic vision of his art--humane and appalling, naive and difficult, in mourning for a lost nineteenth century, yet utterly exposed to the hell of Europe between the wars.


Author: Apollodorus

Publisher: N.A


Category: Mythology, Greek

Page: 546

View: 7237

Griekse tekst en Engelse vertaling van een uit de eerste eeuw voor Chr. daterende samenvatting van de Griekse mythologie

The Door in the Sky

Coomaraswamy on Myth and Meaning

Author: Ananda K. Coomaraswamy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691017471

Category: Art

Page: 253

View: 9093

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877-1947) was a pioneer in Indian art history and in the cultural confrontation of East and West. Finding a universal tradition in past cultures ranging from the Hellenic and Christian to the Indian, Islamic and Chinese, Coomaraswamy collated his ideas and symbols of ancient wisdom into essays. THE DOOR IN THE SKY is a collection of his writings on myth drawn from his METAPHYSICS and TRADITIONAL ART AND SYMBOLISM.

Revelation, Truth, Canon and Interpretation

Studies in Justin Martyr's Dialogue with Trypho

Author: Craig D. Allert

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900431329X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6670

This volume deals with revelation, truth, canon, and interpretation as foundational concepts in pre-Nicene Christianity. Justin Martyr is used as a case study to develop these concepts within his second century context.

Jung contra Freud

The 1912 New York Lectures on the Theory of Psychoanalysis

Author: C. G. Jung

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 140083984X

Category: Psychology

Page: 136

View: 7596

In the autumn of 1912, C. G. Jung, then president of the International Psychoanalytic Association, set out his critique and reformulation of the theory of psychoanalysis in a series of lectures in New York, ideas that were to prove unacceptable to Freud, thus creating a schism in the Freudian school. Jung challenged Freud's understandings of sexuality, the origins of neuroses, dream interpretation, and the unconscious, and Jung also became the first to argue that every analyst should themselves be analyzed. Seen in the light of the subsequent reception and development of psychoanalysis, Jung's critiques appear to be strikingly prescient, while also laying the basis for his own school of analytical psychology. This volume of Jung's lectures includes an introduction by Sonu Shamdasani, Philemon Professor of Jung History at University College London, and editor of Jung's Red Book.

Tragically Speaking

On the Use and Abuse of Theory for Life

Author: Kalliopi Nikolopoulou

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803244878

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

View: 7733

From German idealism onward, Western thinkers have sought to revalue tragedy, invariably converging at one cardinal point: tragic art risks aestheticizing real violence. Tragically Speaking critically examines this revaluation, offering a new understanding of the changing meaning of tragedy in literary and moral discourse. It questions common assumptions about the Greeks’ philosophical relation to the tragic tradition and about the ethical and political ramifications of contemporary theories of tragedy. Starting with the poet Friedrich Hölderlin and continuing to the present, Kalliopi Nikolopoulou traces how tragedy was translated into an idea (“the tragic”) that was then revised further into the “beyond the tragic” of postmetaphysical contemporary thought. While recognizing some of the merits of this revaluation, Tragically Speaking concentrates on the losses implicit in such a turn. It argues that by translating tragedy into an idea, these rereadings effected a problematic subordination of politics to ethics: the drama of human conflict gave way to philosophical reflection, bracketing the world in favor of the idea of the world. Where contemporary thought valorizes absence, passivity, the Other, rhetoric, writing, and textuality, the author argues that their “deconstructed opposites” (presence, will, the self, truth, speech, and action, all of which are central to tragedy) are equally necessary for any meaningful discussion of ethics and politics.

The Greek Philosophers

from Thales to Aristotle

Author: W. K. C. Guthrie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136254781

Category: History

Page: 176

View: 4982

With an new foreword by James Warren Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie’s The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy – foundations that underpin Western thought today. Guthrie explores the great age of Greek Philosophy – from Thales to Aristotle – whilst combining comprehensiveness with brevity. He unpacks the ideas and arguments of Plato and Aristotle in the light of their predecessors rather than their successors and describes the characteristic features of the Greek way of thinking, emphasising what he calls the ‘cultural soil’ of their ideas. He also highlights the achievements of thinkers such as Pythagoras, who in contemporary accounts of Greek philosophy are frequently overlooked. Combining philosophical insight and historical sensitivity, The Greek Philosophers offers newcomers a brilliant introduction to the greatest thinkers in ancient Greek philosophy and the very origins of Western thought.

The Basic Works of Aristotle

Author: Aristotle

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0307417522

Category: Philosophy

Page: 1520

View: 2184

Edited by Richard McKeon, with an introduction by C.D.C. Reeve Preserved by Arabic mathematicians and canonized by Christian scholars, Aristotle’s works have shaped Western thought, science, and religion for nearly two thousand years. Richard McKeon’s The Basic Works of Aristotle—constituted out of the definitive Oxford translation and in print as a Random House hardcover for sixty years—has long been considered the best available one-volume Aristotle. Appearing in ebook at long last, this edition includes selections from the Organon, On the Heavens, The Short Physical Treatises, Rhetoric, among others, and On the Soul, On Generation and Corruption, Physics, Metaphysics, Nicomachean Ethics, Politics, and Poetics in their entirety.

The Freud-Jung Letters

The Correspondence Between Sigmund Freud and C.G. Jung

Author: Sigmund Freud,Carl Gustav Jung,Alan McGlashan

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691036434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 283

View: 9766

This abridged edition makes the Freud/Jung correspondence accessible to a general readership at a time of renewed critical and historical reevaluation of the documentary roots of modern psychoanalysis. This edition reproduces William McGuire's definitive introduction, but does not contain the critical apparatus of the original edition.This abridged edition makes the Freud/Jung correspondence accessible to a general readership at a time of renewed critical and historical reevaluation of the documentary roots of modern psychoanalysis. This edition reproduces William McGuire's definitive introduction, but does not contain the critical apparatus of the original edition.

Music, Language, and the Brain

Author: Aniruddh D. Patel

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019989017X

Category: Medical

Page: 520

View: 4952

In the first comprehensive study of the relationship between music and language from the standpoint of cognitive neuroscience, Aniruddh D. Patel challenges the widespread belief that music and language are processed independently. Since Plato's time, the relationship between music and language has attracted interest and debate from a wide range of thinkers. Recently, scientific research on this topic has been growing rapidly, as scholars from diverse disciplines, including linguistics, cognitive science, music cognition, and neuroscience are drawn to the music-language interface as one way to explore the extent to which different mental abilities are processed by separate brain mechanisms. Accordingly, the relevant data and theories have been spread across a range of disciplines. This volume provides the first synthesis, arguing that music and language share deep and critical connections, and that comparative research provides a powerful way to study the cognitive and neural mechanisms underlying these uniquely human abilities. Winner of the 2008 ASCAP Deems Taylor Award.

Hitler and the Germans

Author: Eric Voegelin,Detlev Clemens,Brendan M. Purcell

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 0826263887

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 285

View: 5593

Between 1933 & 1938, Eric Voegelin published four books that expressly stated his opposition to the increasingly powerful Hitler regime. As a result, he was forced to leave his homeland in 1938. Twenty years later, he returned to Germany as a professor of political science at Ludwig-Maximilian University. Voegelin's homecoming allowed him the opportunity to voice once again his opinions on the Nazi regime & its aftermath. In 1964 at the University of Munich, Voegelin gave a series of memorable lectures on what he considered "the central German experiential problem" of his time: Adolf Hitler's rise to power, the reasons for it, & its consequences for post-Nazi Germany. For Voegelin, these questions demanded a scrutiny of the mentality of individual Germans & of the order of German society during & after the Nazi period. Hitler & the Germans, published here for the first time, offers Voegelin's most extensive & detailed critique of the Hitler era. Voegelin interprets this era in terms of the basic diagnostic tools provided by the philosophy of Plato & Aristotle, Judeo-Christian culture, & contemporary German-language writers like Heimito von Doderer, Karl Kraus, Thomas Mann, & Robert Musil. His inquiry uncovers a historiography that was substantially unhistoric: a German Evangelical Church that misinterpreted the Gospel, a German Catholic Church that denied universal humanity, & a legal process enmeshed in criminal homicide. Hitler & the Germans provides a profound alternative approach to the topic of the individual German's entanglement in the Hitler regime & its continuing implications. This comprehensive reading of the Nazi period has yet to be matched.

The Ancient World

A Social and Cultural History

Author: D. Brendan Nagle

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780205941506

Category: History

Page: 336

View: 9136

Analyzes the ancient Mediterranean and Middle East in social and cultural contexts The Ancient World, 8/e, presents a comprehensive analysis of the cultures and societies of the ancient Mediterranean world from prehistoric times to the rise of Islam. It offers a multi-perspective and integrated chronicle of the history of the ancient world, from Sumer to the fall of Rome. This title challenges purely narrative accounts of the ancient past, offering in-depth analysis of such key events and institutions as: the origins of agriculture and the rise of urban civilization in the Middle East; household and gender roles in the Middle East, Greece, and Rome; slavery throughout the Mediterranean; and how the Romans built, maintained, and lost their empire. MySearchLab is a part of the Nagle program. Research and writing tools, including access to academic journals, help students understand ancient history in even greater depth. To provide students with flexibility, students can download the eText to a tablet using the free Pearson eText app. Note: MySearchLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MySearchLab, please visit: or you can purchase a ValuePack of the text + MySearchLab (at no additional cost): ValuePack ISBN-10: 020598536X / ValuePack ISBN-13: 9780205985364

Alchemical Studies

Author: C.G. Jung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317533712

Category: Psychology

Page: 504

View: 1450

The psychological and religious implications of alchemy were Jung's major preoccupation during the last thirty years of his life. The essays composing the present volume complete the publication of his alchemial researches, to which three entire volumes have been devoted ^DDL the monumental Mysterium Coniunctionis, Psychology and Alchemy, and Aion ^DDL besides shorter papers in other volumes. This collection of shorter Alchemial Studies has special value as an introduction to Jung's work on alchemy. The first study, on Chinese alchemy, marked the beginning of his interest in the subject, and was originally published in a volume written jointly with Richard Wilhelm. The other four are now published for the first time completely in English.

Spiritual Body and Celestial Earth

From Mazdean Iran to Shi'ite Iran

Author: Henry Corbin,Bollingen Foundation Collection (Library of Congress)

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691018839

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 3256

It may be that the world which our authors here describe in symbolic language as the "eighth climate" will be seen by Western people as the "lost continent". Should some of them be searching for it, the Spiritual Masters whom the present book seeks to interpret will perhaps serve as their guides.

Byron, a self-portrait

letters and diaries, 1798 to 1824

Author: Baron George Gordon Byron Byron,Peter Quennell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 803

View: 9328

Literary legend has it that Byron left behind the beginnings of an autobiography, but that his publisher, John Murray, destroyed it after his death because he found it too shocking. With this fascinating selection of correspondence written by one of England's greatest letter writers, Peter Quennell comes as close as anyone can to salvaging what was lost by the alleged actions of one overcautious publisher. Drawing on letters from Byron's pre-Harrow days to those written in the weeks before his death, Quennell has pieced together the extraordinary story of Byron's life as told by himself. As Byron records his thoughts as a schoolboy, man-of-the-world, rake and womanizer, literary sensation, and poet-in-exile, he reveals the rebellious, warm-hearted, disorderly, fun-loving, and neurotic sides to his private character. The volume conveys how his writing, veering from racy vulgarity to polished eloquence, vividly evokes the worlds in which he lived--London and Venetian high society, the Swiss and Italian countryside, and the Greek war tents at Missolonghi. It also includes Byron's journals reprinted in full.

The Use and Abuse of Art

Author: Jacques Barzun

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691018041

Category: Art

Page: 150

View: 3965

Barzun, a professor of history at Columbia University, examines art as religion, as destroyer, as redeemer, and in relation to what he calls "its tempter, science". Developed from his lecture series at the National Gallery, this title explores art's value and its drawbacks for life.