Being and Logos: Reading the Platonic Dialogues

Being and Logos: Reading the Platonic Dialogues

John Sallis / Mar 02, 2021

Being and Logos Reading the Platonic Dialogues Being Logos isa philosophical adventure of rare inspirationIts power to illuminate the text its ecumenicity of inspiration its methodological rigor its originality its philosophical profundity all

  • Title: Being and Logos: Reading the Platonic Dialogues
  • Author: John Sallis
  • ISBN: 9780253210715
  • Page: 428
  • Format: Paperback
  • Being Logos isa philosophical adventure of rare inspirationIts power to illuminate the text, its ecumenicity of inspiration, its methodological rigor, its originality, its philosophical profundity all together make it one of the few philosophical interpretations that the philosopher will want to reread along with the dialogues themselves A superadd Being Logos isa philosophical adventure of rare inspirationIts power to illuminate the text, its ecumenicity of inspiration, its methodological rigor, its originality, its philosophical profundity all together make it one of the few philosophical interpretations that the philosopher will want to reread along with the dialogues themselves A superadded gift is the author s prose, which is a model of lucidity grace Internat l Philosophical Quarterly Being Logos is highly recommended for those who wish to learn how a thoughtful scholar approaches Platonic dialogues as well as for those who wish to consider a serious discussion of some basic themes in the dialogues The Academic Reviewer

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    1. John Sallis, brother of the sf/mystery writer, came to Loyola University while I was there, his coming being very important to many in the philosophy department. I never took a course with him, never was even introduced to him except in terms of this book, a waterlogged copy of which I find in the bedroom along with extensive notes. As my last class at LU was in '94 and this book came out two years later, I must have read it for review in the journal, Ancient World--a review I've no recollection [...]


    2. We were assigned a mega-chapter on Plato's Phaedus. I'll admit I've never read Plato before. and I imagine just jumping into Phaedus without any background wouldn't be the easiest thing, so I read this assignment first (in addition to a detailed synopsis of the dialogue). This 70+ page chapter really intrigued me, and I am happy to have a good handle on understanding the dialogue before reading Phaedus. I'm looking forward to reading it now. Very interesting notions on ideas of love, soul and hu [...]


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