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by Walter Pater

  • Author: Walter Pater
  • ISBN: 0742674223
  • ISBN13: 978-0742674226
  • ePub: 1536 kb | FB2: 1975 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Humanities
  • Publisher: Classic Books (December 16, 2007)
  • Pages: 290
  • Rating: 4.3/5
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Plato and Platonism: A Series of Lectures (Volume 6 of Works) - Paperbound (Collected Works of Walter Pater, Volume 6) ePub download

The Works of Walter P. .

The Works of Walter P.This fusion of two worlds occurs in the development of Plato’s thought that Pater’s distinguishes as Plato and Platonism ( By Platonism is meant not Neo-Platonism of any kind, but the leading principles of Plato’s doctrine, which I have tried to see in close connexion with himself as he is presented in his own writings ). Under the Socrates model, Plato’s objective was to free thought from the body to obtain a purified spirit.

Volume 6: Plato and Platonism: a Series of Lectures Pater analyses several aspects of Plato's thought, his relationship with Socrates, and his major works.

Volume 6: Plato and Platonism: a Series of Lectures. The Works of Walter Pater. Volume 6: Plato and Platonism: a Series of Lectures. Online ISBN: 9781139062268. Pater analyses several aspects of Plato's thought, his relationship with Socrates, and his major works.

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Walter Horatio Pater (4 August 1839 – 30 July 1894) was an English essayist, literary and art critic, and fiction writer, regarded as one of the great stylists

Walter Horatio Pater (4 August 1839 – 30 July 1894) was an English essayist, literary and art critic, and fiction writer, regarded as one of the great stylists. His works on Renaissance subjects were popular but controversial, reflecting his lost belief in Christianity. Born in Stepney in London's East End, Walter Pater was the second son of Richard Glode Pater, a physician who had moved to London in the early 19th century to practice medicine among the poor.

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Forerunners of our aesthetic sensibility, these volumes are a great voice from the last century calling us to ourselves. In light of the work's underrealized characterizations and the lack of any but intellectual action, it is difficult to justify calling it a novel in the usual sense of the term. Yet, as a highly polished prose piece, and as an argument for an austere yet intensely experienced way of life, it holds a singular place in Victorian literature.

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This volume contains a series of lectures from respected nineteenth-century literary critic Walter Pater. One of Pater’s last works, Plato and Platonism is based on a series of lectures Pater gave at the height of his popularity

This volume contains a series of lectures from respected nineteenth-century literary critic Walter Pater. One of Pater’s last works, Plato and Platonism is based on a series of lectures Pater gave at the height of his popularity. Pater holistically examines Plato’s body of work and provides a thorough, cohesive introduction to the philosophical systems Plato established. Walter Pater (1839–1894) was an English essayist, literary critic, and fiction writer. He studied at Oxford and later taught classics and philosophy there

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Vital Beast
One gets the impression from the description that Bloom "edited" this text; so I bought it in the hope that there would be an interpretive essay on the place of these lectures in Pater's intellectual development, and some annotations on contemporary or ancient references that are a little obscure now. But in fact Bloom is the *general editor* of the series "Prophets of Sensibility," of which this is a part. All he contributes to the volume is a 2 1/2 page preface, on these "Precursors of Modern Cultural Thought" (19th-century English critics and philosophers who Bloom thinks have been overshadowed by Nietzsche as harbingers of modernity); Pater is his prime "prophet," but the preface focuses exclusively on Pater's *Renaissance*, and does not even so much as mention his *Plato and Platonism*! For all I know, this same preface was stuck onto the beginning of every book in the series.

The text itself is nothing more than a photocopied reproduction of the 1901 edition of the lectures (which I already own, so a bit of a waste of money all round!), completely unmodified, no modern footnotes or anything like that.
Lcena
It is FREE! How can free be bad!!!!! THANK YOU!
Hinewen
The ranking of 3 stars might be a little harsh, but this book is good depending on your interests. If one would want to read this book for an explanation of Plato and Socrates, then I would highly recommend it. If one wanted a book on strictly philosophy, then I might suggest another book. But all in all, it was okay.
Dark_Sun
This book was first published in 1910, the printed edition has 229 pages. The author Walter Pater studied Classics at Oxford University, and was interested in philosophy and ancient history and culture. Pater died in 1894, so this book was published posthumusly.

I find this book not easy to read; there are easier introductions to the philosophy of Plato available. To see what I mean by 'not easy' see the 2 samples I have copied below. I can only recommend this book if you're really very interested in Plato, and don't have too many difficulties reading Plato and the author of this book, Pater.

The contents of this book is:

1. Plato and the Doctrine of Motion
2. Plato and the Doctrine of Rest
3. Plato and the Doctrine of Number
4. Plato and Socrates
5. Plato and the Sophists
6. The Genius of Plato
7. The Doctrine of Plato
I. The Theory of Ideas
II. Dialectic
8. Lacedaemon
9. The Republic
10. Plato's Aesthetics

As sammples of this book and the way it is written I have copied the first few lines of the first chapter and the first few lines of the second chapter:

From the first chapter:
WITH the world of intellectual production, as with that of organic
generation, nature makes no sudden starts. Natura nihil facit per
saltum; and in the history of philosophy there are no absolute
beginnings. Fix where we may the origin of this or that doctrine or
idea, the doctrine of "reminiscence," for instance, or of "the
perpetual flux," the theory of "induction," or the philosophic view of
things generally, the specialist will still be able to find us some
earlier anticipation of that doctrine, that mental tendency. The most
elementary act of mental analysis takes time to do; the most
rudimentary sort of speculative knowledge, abstractions so simple that
we can hardly conceive the human mind without them, must grow, and with
difficulty.
[...]

From the second chapter:
OVER against that world of flux,
Where nothing is, but all things seem,
it is the vocation of Plato to set up a standard of unchangeable
reality, which in its highest theoretic development becomes the world
of "eternal and immutable ideas," indefectible outlines of thought, yet
also the veritable things of experience: the perfect Justice, for
instance, which if even the gods mistake it for perfect Injustice is
not moved out of its place; the Beauty which is the same, yesterday,
to-day and for ever. In such ideas or ideals, "eternal" as
participating in the essential character of the facts they represent to
us, we come in contact, as he supposes, with the insoluble, immovable
granite beneath and amid the wasting torrent of mere phenomena.
[...]
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