Summary Book Review Plato's Caves by Rebecca LeMoine:
Download or read book Plato's Caves written by Rebecca LeMoine and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-12-26 with total page 289 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Classical antiquity has become a political battleground in recent years in debates over immigration and cultural identity-whether it is ancient sculpture, symbolism, or even philosophy. Caught in the crossfire is the legacy of the famed ancient Greek philosopher Plato. Though works such as Plato's Republic have long been considered essential reading for college students, protestors on campuses around the world are calling for the removal of Plato's dialogues from the curriculum, contending that Plato and other thinkers in the Western philosophical tradition promote xenophobic and exclusionary ideologies. The appropriation of the classics by white nationalists throughout history-from the Nazis to modern-day hate groups-appears to lend credence to this claim, and the traditional scholarly narrative of cultural diversity in classical Greek political thought often reinforces the perception of ancient thinkers as xenophobic. This is particularly the case with interpretations of Plato. While scholars who study Plato reject the wholesale dismissal of his work, the vast majority tend to admit that his portrayal of foreigners is unsettling. From student protests over the teaching of canonical texts such as Plato's Republic to the use of images of classical Greek statues in white supremacist propaganda, the world of the ancient Greeks is deeply implicated in a heated contemporary debate about identity and diversity. Plato's Caves defends the bold thesis that Plato was a friend of cultural diversity, contrary to many contemporary perceptions. It shows that, across Plato's dialogues, foreigners play a role similar to that of Socrates: liberating citizens from intellectual bondage. Through close readings of four Platonic dialogues-Republic, Menexenus, Laws, and Phaedrus-Rebecca LeMoine recovers Plato's unique insight into the promise, and risk, of cross-cultural engagement. Like the Socratic "gadfly" who stings the "horse" of Athens into wakefulness, foreigners can provoke citizens to self-reflection by exposing contradictions and confronting them with alternative ways of life. The painfulness of this experience explains why encounters with foreigners often give rise to tension and conflict. Yet it also reveals why cultural diversity is an essential good. Simply put, exposure to cultural diversity helps one develop the intellectual humility one needs to be a good citizen and global neighbor. By illuminating Plato's epistemological argument for cultural diversity, Plato's Caves challenges readers to examine themselves and to reinvigorate their love of learning.
Summary Book Review Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile by Mike Kelley:
Download or read book Plato's Cave, Rothko's Chapel, Lincoln's Profile written by Mike Kelley and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 110 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Plato's Cave written by John O'Neill and published by Hampton Press (NJ). This book was released on 2002 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this volume a double strategy of framing television as both a prop and a body implant is used. McLuhan first saw television as a body with potential for global community. The author develops McLuhan's vision with more attention to political economy, body politics and bio-technology.
Summary Book Review Plato's Political Philosophy by Zdravko Planinc:
Download or read book Plato's Political Philosophy written by Zdravko Planinc and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this new interpretation of Plato's two famous works, Planinc argues that scholars have misread them for many years. He criticizes the common conception of Plato as a political idealist and challenges conventional interpretations. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Summary Book Review From Plato's Cave to the Multiplex by Barbara Gabriella Renzi:
Download or read book From Plato's Cave to the Multiplex written by Barbara Gabriella Renzi and published by Cambridge Scholars Pub. This book was released on 2006 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a rich and varied collection of articles that both offer philosophical analyses of film and reflect on philosophical questions through film. The pieces range widely, from discussions of specific films and the work of particular directors, to reflections on cinematic techniques and on the medium of cinema in general. Here, cinema enters into a genuinely productive interaction with philosophy. We see how philosophical perspectives and methods are able to inform the critical analysis of film, how films can concretely explore and make use of philosophical perspectives, and how film can challenge and provoke philosophical reflection. Some of the articles address familiar themes in the developing philosophy and film literature in fresh ways, while others make surprising and revealing new connections between philosophical perspectives and cinema. Either way, the results are always interesting and illuminating, and demonstrate once again how fruitful the bringing together of philosophy and film can be.
Summary Book Review The Origin and Growth of Plato's Logic by Wincenty Lutosławski:
Download or read book The Origin and Growth of Plato's Logic written by Wincenty Lutosławski and published by . This book was released on 1897 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review The Walls of Plato's Cave by John Raymond Smythies:
Download or read book The Walls of Plato's Cave written by John Raymond Smythies and published by . This book was released on 1994 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a new theory on the nature of consciousness and its relation to the brain. Evidence is drawn from introspection psychology, the neurosciences and cognitive science. Some of the classical arguments are also brought to bear - the Theory of Extension, for example.
Summary Book Review Christ's Shadow in Plato's Cave by Stella Aldwinckle:
Download or read book Christ's Shadow in Plato's Cave written by Stella Aldwinckle and published by . This book was released on 1990 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Philosophy and Ethics (KS3 Knowing Religion) by Robert Orme:
Download or read book Philosophy and Ethics (KS3 Knowing Religion) written by Robert Orme and published by HarperCollins UK. This book was released on 2021-04-22 with total page 56 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Deliver an ambitious, knowledge-rich philosophy and ethics curriculum at KS3 with 18 ready-made, flexible and high quality KS3 lessons.
Summary Book Review Harvard Studies in Classical Philology by Harvard University:
Download or read book Harvard Studies in Classical Philology written by Harvard University and published by . This book was released on 1906 with total page 218 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Plato's Similes of Light in the Republic by Nicholas Dabney Smith:
Download or read book Plato's Similes of Light in the Republic written by Nicholas Dabney Smith and published by . This book was released on 1975 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Plato's Republic by Sean Sayers:
Download or read book Plato's Republic written by Sean Sayers and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book provides a clear, lively and highly readable introduction to the main themes of Plato's Republic. It covers Plato's social and political thought, his moral philosophy, his epistemology and metaphysics, and his philosophy of art and literature. Plato's theories in all these areas are presented in concise and straightforward terms. They are located in the context of the views of subsequent philosophers and critically assessed in the light of current debates. The contemporary significance of Plato's ideas is emphasized throughout.Lucid and thought-provoking, this book succeeds in making a broad range of fundamental philosophical ideas widely accessible. It provides an ideal introduction to the Republic for students in courses in philosophy, political and social thought, classical studies, religious studies, literary theory, etc., as well as for the general reader.Key features* A clear, concise and highly readable introduction to Plato's Republic which covers all its main themes.* Lively and thought-provoking. Assesses Plato's ideas in the context of the history of philosophy and current debates.* Lucidly written. The ideal guide for students at all levels and for the general reader. * Full advice about further reading and extensive bibliography included.
Summary Book Review Plato's Theory of Ideas by William David Ross:
Download or read book Plato's Theory of Ideas written by William David Ross and published by Greenwood. This book was released on 1976 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Summary Book Review Plato's Stepping Stones by Michael Cormack:
Download or read book Plato's Stepping Stones written by Michael Cormack and published by Continuum. This book was released on 2006-12-15 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the dialogues from Plato's early and middle periods and illustrates the similarities and differences between Plato's concept of craft knowledge and moral knowledge