Being and Logos: Reading The Platonic Dialogues

Paperback | June 22, 1996

byJohn Sallis, Sallis John

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"Being and Logos" is... a philosophical adventure of rare inspiration.... Its power to illuminate the text..., its ecumenicity of inspiration, its methodological rigor, its originality, and its philosophical profundity-all together make it one of the few philosophical interpretations that the philosopher will want to re-read along with the dialogues themselves. A superadded gift is the author's prose, which is a model of lucidity and grace."
-International Philosophical Quarterly

"Being and Logos is highly recommended for those who wish to learn how a thoughtful scholar approaches Platonic dialogues as well as for those who wish to consider a serious discussion of some basic themes in the dialogues."
-The Academic Reviewer

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This reading takes up several Platonic dialogues in a way that aims at being originary.

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"Being and Logos" is... a philosophical adventure of rare inspiration.... Its power to illuminate the text..., its ecumenicity of inspiration, its methodological rigor, its originality, and its philosophical profundity-all together make it one of the few philosophical interpretations that the philosopher will want to re-read along with...

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This reading takes up several Platonic dialogues in a way that aims at being originary.

Format:PaperbackDimensions:564 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 1.21 inPublished:June 22, 1996Publisher:Indiana University Press

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Table of Contents

Preface to the First Edition
Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction
Section 1. On Reading Plato
Section 2. The Questions: Philosophy, Logos, Being
Section 3. The Way of Platonic Dialogue: Preliminary Reflections
Part One. Socratic Logos
Chapter I. Provocations of Socratic Logos: Apology of Socrates
Section 1. The Prologue to the Apology (17 a - 19 a)
Section 2. The Way of Socrates
Section 3. Service to Apollo (10 d - 24 b)
Section 4. Socrates and the City (24 b - 42 a)
Chapter II. Ignorance and Recollection: Meno
Section 1. Meno (70 a - 79 e)
Section 2. Meno and Socrates (79 e - 86 d)
Section 3. Meno and Anytus (86 d - 96 d)
Section 4. Meno, Socrates, Anytus (96 d - 100 c)
Chapter III. Beyond the City: Phaedrus
Section 1. The Setting (227 a - 230 e)
Section 2. The Three Speeches (230 e -2 57 b)
Section 3. The Perfection of Speech (257 b - 279 c)
Postscript to Part One. The Way of Platonic Dialogue: Further Reflections
Part Two. Being and Logos
Chapter IV. Logos and Its Parts: Cratylus
Section 1. The Problem of Names (383 a - 384 c)
Section 2. The Art of Naming (384 c - 390 e)
Section 3. Human Names and Divine Names (390 e- 397 a)
Section 4. The Etymological Comedy (397 a - 421 c)
Section 5. Imitation (421 c - 427 e)
Section 6. Cratylus (427 e - 437 d)
Section 7. Names and Things (437 d - 440 e)
Chapter V. The Upward Way: Republic
Section 1. Down to Piraeus (Book I)
Section 2. The City and the Soul (Book II - Book V, 473 c)
Section 3. The Philosopher (473 c- 507 b)
Section 4. The Good (507 b - 509 c)
Section 5. The Divided Line (509 d - 511 e, 521 c - 535 a)
Section 6. The Cave (514 a - 521 b)
Chapter VI. The Way of Logos: Sophist
Section 1. In Search of the Sophist (216 a - 232 a)
Section 2. The Problem of Being and Non-Being (232 a - 251 a)
Section 3. Being and Non-Being (251 a - 259 d)
Section 4. The Community of Being and Logos (259 d - 268 d)
Postscript. The Way of Platonic Dialogue
Indexes

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This reading takes up several Platonic dialogues in a way that aims at being originary.