By Peter van Nuffelen
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In a single quantity, this ebook brings jointly a brand new English translation of Plato's Meno, a range of illuminating articles on issues within the discussion released among 1965 and 1985 and an advent environment the Meno in its historic context and commencing up the most important philosophical concerns which some of the articles speak about.
All’incipit di queste pagine, l’autore tiene a precisare che esse, rispetto all’argomento e personaggi trattati, non vogliono in alcun modo essere o rappresentare un “trattato”, un “manuale” di Filosofia dell’Antichità – ce ne sono già fin troppi nelle librerie – ma possono certamente rappresentare un immaginario dialogo “leggero” tra due persone che s’incontrano… in sogno: il Filosofo Carneade e l’autore appunto.
Priscian of Lydia was once one of many Athenian philosophers who took shelter in 531 advert with King Khosroes I of Persia, after the Christian Emperor Justinian stopped the educating of the pagan Neoplatonist college in Athens. This used to be one of many earliest examples of the sixth-century diffusion of the philosophy of the commentators to different cultures.
Proclus (412-485 A. D. ) used to be one of many final authentic 'successors' of Plato on the head of the Academy in Athens on the finish of Antiquity, sooner than the varsity used to be eventually closed down in 529. As a prolific writer of systematic works on quite a lot of themes and essentially the most influential commentators on Plato of all occasions, the legacy of Proclus within the cultural historical past of the west can rarely be over priced.
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