Plato's Philosophy Reaching Beyond the Limits of Reason (Hardback)

Harald Haarmann

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Plato is one of the most influential philosophers of all time. He decisively shaped the profile and canon of western philosophy. Criticism of what has become known as Platonism has been continuously nourished by the difficulties of interpreting this philosopher's writings. Plato is commonly viewed as a purely rational philosopher. A philosopher he was indeed, but Plato was also an expert in approaching the non-rational, in the form of mythology among others. Plato has been called a "mythmaker" and a "mythologist". Plato was a visionary who dared to explore the realm of the non-rational in a systematic and disciplined way. In an overall comparison, Plato's philosophical enterprise strives for a comprehensive perspective on the organic whole. The expression "Gestalt" seems to come closest to describing the wholeness. Plato may be considered to be the most prominent representative of classical philosophy to develop a Gestalt philosophy and also the last to do so in antiquity.


Product Details

  • Product code: BLNIJ
  • ISBN: 9783487155425
  • Publisher: Georg Olms Verlag AG
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 15.1cm x 21.4cm
  • Pages: 375
  • Publish date: Wed Feb 01 00:00:00 GMT 2017
  • Book points: 20

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