Plato on Art and Beauty

Hardcover | May 15, 2012

EditorAlison Denham

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This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic, but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and related dialogues. The range of issues addressed includes the contest between philosophy and poetry, the moral status of music, the love of beauty, censorship, and motivated emotions.

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This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic, but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and related dialogues. The range of issues addressed includes the contest between philosophy and poetry, the moral status of music, the love of beauty, censorship, and motivated emotio...

ALISON DENHAM's research has addressed a range of topics in the theory of value (both ethics and aesthetics). She is the author of an interdisciplinary study of literary art and ethics, Metaphor and Moral Experience (2000). Denham was until 2007 Tutorial Fellow in Philosophy at St. Anne's College, where she occupied the post formerly ...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.62 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230314406

ISBN - 13:9780230314405

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PrefaceAcknowledgementsNotes on the ContributorsAbbreviationsEditor's IntroductionPART I: WHY CENSOR THE ARTISTS? UNDERSTANDING PLATO'S QUARRELFrom The Fire and the Sun: Why Plato Banished the Artists; I.MurdochPlato and the Mass Media; A.NehamasArt and Mimesis in Plato's Republic; M.F.BurnyeatPART II: ART AND BEAUTY: BEFORE AND BEYOND REPUBLIC XPlato's Early Aesthetics: The Hippias Major; D.SiderA Divinity Moving You: Inspiration and Knowledge in the Ion; D.Barchana-LorandThe Philosopher's Antidote; G.R.F.FerrariPlato on Tragic and Comic Pleasures; P.DestréePlato on Begetting in Beauty; C.D.C.ReeveBeyond the Mirror of Nature: Plato's Ethics of Visual Form; S.HalliwellArt and Ethical Perspective: Notes on the Kalon in Plato's Laws; J.MossIndex