Plato and the Question of Beauty by Drew A. Hyland
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Plato and the Question of Beauty by Drew A. Hyland

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Drew A. Hyland, one of Continental philosophy's keenest interpreters of Plato, takes up the question of beauty in three Platonic dialogues, the Hippias Major, Symposium, and Phaedrus. What Plato meant by beauty is not easily characterized, and Hyland's close readings show that Plato ultimately gives up on the possibility of a definition. Plato's failure, however, tells us something important about beauty-that it cannot be reduced to logos. Exploring questions surrounding love, memory, and ideal form, Hyland draws out the connections between beauty, the possibility of philosophy, and philosophical living. This new reading of Plato provides a serious investigation into the meaning of beauty and places it at the very heart of philosophy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780253219770
ISBN-10: 0253219779
Format: Paperback
(5983mm x 3971mm x 13mm)
Pages: 168
Imprint: Indiana University Press
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publish Date: 28-May-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Drew A. Hyland

Drew A. Hyland is Charles A. Dana Professor of Philosophy at Trinity College. He is editor (with John Panteleimon Manoussakis) of Heidegger and the Greeks (IUP, 2006).

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