This volume brings together Seth Benardete's studies of Hesiod's "Theogeny", Homer's "Iliad", Greek tragedy, eleven Platonic dialogues, and Aristotle's "Metaphysics". These essays, some never before published, others difficult to find, span four decades of his work and document its impressive range. Benardete's philosophic reading of the poets and his poetic reading of the philosophers share a common ground that makes this collection a whole. The key, suggested by his reflections on Leo Strauss in the last piece, lies in the question of how to read Plato. Benardete's way is characterized not just by careful attention to the literary form that separates doctrine from dialogue, and speeches from deed; rather, by following the dynamic of these differences, he uncovers the argument that belongs to the dialogue as a whole. The "turn-around" such an argument undergoes bears consequences for understanding the dialogue as radical as the conversion of the philosopher in Plato's image of the cave. Benardete's original interpretations are the fruits of his discovery of the "argument of the action".
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Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 0226042510 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW4.0095230
Descrizione libro University Of Chicago Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. 1. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0226042510
Descrizione libro University of Chicago Press, 2000. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0226042510