Cover: Preface to Plato, from Harvard University PressCover: Preface to Plato in PAPERBACK

Preface to Plato

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674699069

Publication Date: 04/15/1982


342 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

Belknap Press


  • I. The Image-Thinkers
    • 1. Plato on Poetry
    • 2. Mimesis
    • 3. Poetry as Preserved Communication
    • 4. The Homeric Encyclopedia
    • 5. Epic as Recorded as Record versus Epic as Narrative
    • 6. Hesiod on Poetry
    • 7. The Oral Sources of the Hellenic Intelligence
    • 8. The Homeric State of Mind
    • 9. The Psychology of the Poetic Performance
    • 10. The Content and Quality of the Poetised Statement
  • II. The Necessity of Platonism
    • 11. Psyche or the Separation of the Knower from the Known
    • 12. The Recognition of the Known as Object
    • 13. Poetry as Opinion
    • 14. The Origin of the Theory of Forms
    • 15. “The Supreme Music Is Philosophy”

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