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The Resource Myth and philosophy from the Presocratics to Plato, Kathryn A. Morgan, (electronic resource)

Myth and philosophy from the Presocratics to Plato, Kathryn A. Morgan, (electronic resource)

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Myth and philosophy from the Presocratics to Plato
Title
Myth and philosophy from the Presocratics to Plato
Statement of responsibility
Kathryn A. Morgan
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Language
eng
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Morgan, Kathryn A
Dewey number
180
LC call number
B178
LC item number
.M67 2000
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  • Philosophy, Ancient
  • Myth
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This book explores the dynamic relationship between myth and philosophy in the Presocratics, the Sophists, and in Plato - a relationship which is found to be more extensive and programmatic than has been recognized. The story of philosophy's relationship with myth is that of its relationship with literary and social convention. The intellectuals studied here wanted to reformulate popular ideas about cultural authority and they achieved this goal by manipulating myth. Their self-conscious use of myth creates a self-reflective philosophic sensibility and draws attention to problems inherent in different modes of linguistic representation. Much of the reception of Greek philosophy stigmatizes myth as 'irrational'. Such an approach ignores the important role played by myth in Greek philosophy, not just as a foil but as a mode of philosophical thought. The case studies in this book reveal myth deployed as a result of methodological reflection, and as a manifestation of philosophical concerns
Label
Myth and philosophy from the Presocratics to Plato, Kathryn A. Morgan, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-301) and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000207628
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780521621809
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
99049056
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000207628
Label
Myth and philosophy from the Presocratics to Plato, Kathryn A. Morgan, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 292-301) and indexes
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000207628
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780521621809
Isbn Type
(hb)
Lccn
99049056
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000207628

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