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Eros, wisdom, and silence : Plato's erotic dialogues, James M. Rhodes

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Eros, wisdom, and silence : Plato's erotic dialogues
Title
Eros, wisdom, and silence
Title remainder
Plato's erotic dialogues
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James M. Rhodes
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Language
eng
Summary
"Eros, Wisdom, and Silence is a close reading of Plato{u2019}s Seventh Letter and his dialogues Symposium and Phaedrus, with significant attention also given to Alcibiades I. A book about love, James Rhodes{u2019}s work was conceived as a conversation and meant to be read side by side with Plato{u2019}s works and those of his worthy interlocutors. It invites lovers to participate in conversations that move their souls to love, and it also invites the reader to take part in the author{u2019}s dialogues with Plato and his commentators. Rhodes addresses two closely related questions: First, what does Plato mean when he says in the Seventh Letter that he never has written and never will write anything concerning that about which he is serious? Second, what does Socrates mean when he claims to have an art of eros and that this techne is the only thing he knows? Through careful analysis, Rhodes establishes answers to these questions. He determines that Plato cannot write anything concerning that about which he is serious because his most profound knowledge consists of his soul{u2019}s silent vision of ultimate, transcendent reality, which is ineffable. Rhodes also shows that, for Socrates, eros is a symbol for the soul{u2019}s experience of divine reality, which pulls every element of human nature toward its proper end, but which also leads people to evil and tyranny when human resistance causes it to become diseased. Opening up a new avenue of Plato scholarship, Eros, Wisdom, and Silence is political philosophy at its conversational best. Scholars and students in political philosophy, classical studies, and religious studies will find this work invaluable."--Publishers website
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Rhodes, James M
Dewey number
177/.7
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
B398.L9
LC item number
.R46 2003
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Missouri Press
Series statement
Eric Voegelin Institute series in political philosophy
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  • Plato
  • Love
  • Silence (Philosophy)
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Eros, wisdom, and silence : Plato's erotic dialogues, James M. Rhodes
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-558) and indexes
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
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51294140
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 573 pages
Isbn
9780826214591
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(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002043029
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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Eros, wisdom, and silence : Plato's erotic dialogues, James M. Rhodes
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 549-558) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
51294140
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 573 pages
Isbn
9780826214591
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002043029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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