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A Plato Primer

Author: J.D.G. Evans

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317492137

Category: History

Page: 192

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"A Plato Primer" introduces beginning students and the general reader to the main theses, concepts and arguments in Plato's philosophy. Subtle, versatile and multi-faceted though Plato's thought undoubtedly is, it has a core that needs to be explored and savoured. Evans presents this core, as it appears over a large range of his works, spread out over many decades of composition and many philosophical topics. Through all this diversity Plato's original philosophical personality shines through. Evans approaches the material thematically, in terms of modern philosophical categories, in seven main chapters. Within each of these individual treatments Evans follows the lines of argument in the main works of Plato that explore them. Indications about how to pursue given topics in the secondary literature are given in the helpful guide to further reading.

A Plato Reader

Eight Essential Dialogues

Author: Plato

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603849165

Category: Philosophy

Page: 592

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A Plato Reader offers eight of Plato's best-known works--Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo, Symposium, Phaedrus, and Republic--unabridged, expertly introduced and annotated, and in widely admired translations by C. D. C. Reeve, G. M. A. Grube, Alexander Nehamas, and Paul Woodruff. The collection features Socrates as its central character and a model of the examined life. Its range allows us to see him in action in very different settings and philosophical modes: from the elenctic Socrates of the Meno and the dialogues concerning his trial and death, to the erotic Socrates of the Symposium and Phaedrus, to the dialectician of the Republic. Of Reeve's translation of this final masterpiece, Lloyd P. Gerson writes, "Taking full advantage of S. R. Slings' new Greek text of the Republic, Reeve has given us a translation both accurate and limpid. Loving attention to detail and deep familiarity with Plato's thought are evident on every page. Reeve's brilliant decision to cast the dialogue into direct speech produces a compelling impression of immediacy unmatched by other English translations currently available."

Die grosse Rede des Timaios - ein Beispiel wahrer Rhetorik?

Zu Theorie und Praxis philosophischer Rhetorik in Platons Dialogen Gorgias, Phaidros und Timaios

Author: Lucius Hartmann

Publisher: Schwabe AG

ISBN: 3796536670

Category: Philosophy

Page: 576

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Die grosse kosmologische Rede des Timaios weist im Vergleich zu ähnlichen Schriften des 4. Jahrhunderts eine Reihe von Eigentümlichkeiten auf, so ihre Einbettung in einen Dialog, den integrierten Götteranruf, den steten Wechsel zwischen 1⁄4ῦ,¿Â und "ό3¿Â, das Primat der Mündlichkeit vor der Schriftlichkeit und der zurückhaltende Einsatz von Rhetorik- und Stilmitteln. Auch innerhalb des corpus Platonicum erscheint die Rede durch ihren naturphilosophischen Inhalt, durch das zugrunde liegende Prinzip des μἰoόÂ und durch ihre Länge singulär. Diese Auffälligkeiten lassen sich durch die konsequente Anwendung der philosophischen Rhetorik, der Seelenführung durch Worte (ÈÅDZ3ɳá1⁄2*±), erklären, die Platon hauptsächlich in den Dialogen Gorgias und Phaidros konzipiert. Als ihre wichtigsten Elemente erweisen sich die mittels eines dialektischen Verfahrens erworbene Kenntnis des wahren Sachverhalts verbunden mit ethischem (Ideen-)Wissen, die korrekte Strukturierung der Rede und die vorgängige Definition zentraler Begriffe sowie die auf den einzelnen Adressaten ausgerichtete Anwendung einer wissenschaftlichen Psychologie und eine kritische Einstellung zum Wert der Schriftlichkeit. Timaios als begnadeter Astronom, politisch erfolgreicher Redner und wahrer Philosoph kann diese Anforderungen fast uneingeschränkt erfüllen. Dies ist, neben dem Inhalt, ein Grund für die enorme und über Jahrtausende dauernde Wirkung seiner Rede.

Embracing Vulnerability

Human and Divine

Author: Roberto Sirvent

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877662

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Arguments in favor of divine impassibility take many forms, one of which is moral. This argument views emotional risk, vulnerability, suffering, and self-love as obstacles to moral perfection. In Embracing Vulnerability: Human and Divine, Roberto Sirvent challenges these mistaken assumptions about moral judgment. Through an analysis of Hebrew thought and modern philosophical accounts of love, justice, and emotion, Sirvent reveals a fundamental incompatibility between divine impassibility and the Imitation of God ethic (imitatio Dei). Sirvent shows that a God who is not emotionally vulnerable is a God unworthy of our imitation. But in what sense can we call divine impassibility immoral? To be sure, God's moral nature teaches humans what it means to live virtuously. But can human understandings of morality teach us something about God's moral character? If true, how should we go about judging God's moral character? Isn't it presumptuous to do so? After all, if we are going to challenge divine impassibility on moral grounds, what reason do we have to assume that God is bound to our standards of morality? Embracing Vulnerability: Human and Divine addresses these questions and many others. In the process, Sirvent argues for the importance of thinking morally about theology, inviting scholars in the fields of philosophical theology and Christian ethics to place their theological commitments under close moral scrutiny, and to consider how these commitments reflect and shape our understanding of the good life.

Listos! 2 Rojo Pupils Book

Author: Ana María Kolkowska,Libby Mitchell

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435429607

Category: Spanish language

Page: 152

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This text provides an approach to Spanish for Key Stage 3 pupils, using two-page units with grammar explanations, end-of-chapter checklists and revision tests. This Rojo pupil book is for Higher students and is parallel in content to the Foundation (Verde) book.

A Primer of Latin Literature

Author: Eugene Lawrence

Publisher: N.A


Category: Latin literature

Page: 150

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Author: Patti J. Marinelli,Lizette Mujica Laughlin

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285499999

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 448

View: 8053

PUENTES is the market-leading one-semester program designed to meet the unique challenges of high-beginner or intensive first-year Spanish courses. With a dynamic power-pacing organization, rich integration of culture, and a full array of ancillary components, PUENTES reinforces familiar concepts while motivating students to progress from receptive knowledge to active and accurate use of Spanish. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Aesthetics Primer

Author: Boyd White

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433102905

Category: Education

Page: 161

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The Aesthetics Primer is intended for anyone interested in the topic of aesthetics and how it can influence directions in education. The text is suitable for university courses that address aesthetics specifically, but also art education, values education, philosophy of education, and qualitative research methods. While examples are frequently taken from art, the primer is applicable beyond the discipline of aesthetic education. The text approaches its topic from two directions. First, there is a theoretical and philosophical section, providing a historical context for the term «aesthetics». It then provides a practical application, describing a research protocol that examines how participants respond to, record, and reflect on their aesthetic encounters. These activities result in a merging of aesthetic responses and, in the examples provided, art criticism. The implication is that the exercise could be extended to include other educational disciplinary foci as well. The research clearly indicates emerging patterns of self- and social awareness that result from subjects’ participation.

A Positivist Primer

Being a Series of Familiar Conversations on the Religion of Humanity

Author: David Goodman Croly

Publisher: N.A


Category: Positivism

Page: 141

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Plato's Shadow

A Primer on Plato

Author: Neel Burton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780956035325

Category: Philosophy

Page: 250

View: 3985

This book provides the student and general reader with a comprehensive overview of Plato's thought. It includes an introduction to the life and times of Plato and a precis of each of his dialogues, amongst which the Apology, Laches, Gorgias, Symposium, Phaedrus, Phaedo, Meno, Timaeus, Theaetetus, Republic, and 18 others.

The Atheist's Primer

Author: Malcolm Murray

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 1460400445

Category: Philosophy

Page: 276

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The Athiest’s Primer is a concise but wide-ranging introduction to a variety of arguments, concepts, and issues pertaining to belief in God. In lucid and engaging prose, Malcom Murray offers a penetrating yet fair-minded critique of the traditional arguments for the existence of God. He then explores a number of other important issues relevant to religious belief, such as the problem of suffering and the relationship between religion and morality, in each case arguing that atheism is preferable to theism. The book will appeal to both students and professionals in the philosophy of religion, as well as general audiences interested in the topic.

The People of Plato

Author: Debra Nails

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9781603844031


Page: 464

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The first study since 1823 devoted exclusively to the identification of, and relationships among, the individuals who appear in the Platonic dialogues, this prosopography incorporates the results of modern epigraphical and papyrological research, and enables one to consider the individuals of Plato's works, and those of other Socratics, within a nexus of important political, social, and familial relationships. Includes maps, stemmata, diagrams, glossary, and bibliography.

A Foucault Primer

Discourse, Power And The Subject

Author: Alec McHoul; Wendy Grace both of Murdoch University, Melbourne, Australia.,McHoul, Alec; Grace, Wendy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136996877

Category: Philosophy

Page: 169

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Who are we today? That deceptively simple question continued to be asked by the French historian and philosopher, Michel Foucault, who for the last three decades has had a profound influence on English-speaking scholars in the humanities and social sciences.; This text is designed for undergraduates and others who feel in need of some assistance when coming to grips with Foucault's voluminous and complex writings. Instead of dealing with them chronologically, however, this book concentrates on some of their central concepts, primarily Foucault's rethinking of the categories of "discourse", "power", and " the subject".; Foucault's writings contribute collectively to what he himself calls "an ontology of the present". His historical research was always geared towards showing how things could have been and still could be otherwise. This is especially the case with respect to the production of human subjects.

Literacy Primer

Author: Brett Elizabeth Blake,Robert William Blake

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820470771

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 193

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The "Literacy Primer" is devoted to the most recent topics in literacy studies, such as the meanings of literacy, the invention of alphabetic writing, a history of reading, the consequences of literacy, teaching the two modes of knowing - literary and informational - and literacy for diverse learners. Each chapter includes a glossary of key terms for students new to the field. A list of selected resources and further readings is provided at the end of the volume. The book is written in a refreshingly straightforward style that is inviting to undergraduate students who might otherwise have difficulty learning about the subject.

Archäologische Studien in Kontaktzonen der antiken Welt

Author: Renate Rolle,Karin Schmidt,Roald F. Docter

Publisher: Vandehoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 9783525862780

Category: History

Page: 881

View: 8235

Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Linguistic Approaches to Food and Wine Description (Actas Del Primer Congreso Internacional Sobre Aproximaciones Lingüísticas a la Descripción de la Comida Y Del Vino, Que Tuvo Lugar en Madrid en Mayo de 2009)

Author: Margarita GODED RAMBAUD,Alfredo POVES LUELMO

Publisher: Editorial UNED

ISBN: 8436267680

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 264

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Incluye una selección de las ponencias en el Primer Congreso Internacional sobre Aproximaciones Lingüísticas a la Descripción de la Comida y del Vino, que tuvo lugar en Madrid en mayo de 2009.

Gourmet-Sprachführer Spanisch

Author: Margarita Rey de Moral

Publisher: Hueber Verlag

ISBN: 9783190041497


Page: 392

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The Theory Primer

A Sociological Guide

Author: Mark A. Schneider

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742518926

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

View: 3135

Aims to teach theorizing as a skill. After analyzing the process of theorizing into a set of steps, this book shows how the theories of Marx, Weber, Durkheim, and Mead were constructed following these steps. It links their theories with contemporary ones in the same research tradition.

Popular Culture Primer

Author: John A. Weaver

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105883

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 9397

This revised edition of the Popular Culture Primer is an introductory text that traces the history of popular culture and cultural studies. Besides covering the traditional subjects such as the influence of the Frankfurt School and the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies, this book covers the cultural studies of science and technology, the biosciences, drugs, and sports as well as other often-ignored topics such as science fiction, fan cultures, and childhood studies. It looks at the impact these topics have on our understanding of education and popular culture. The Popular Culture Primer is an essential text for any class devoted to teaching the history and importance of the subject.

The Texas Outlook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Education

Page: N.A

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