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Spectacles of truth in classical Greek philosophy theoria in its cultural context

Andrea Wilson. Nightingale


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  • Title:
    Spectacles of truth in classical Greek philosophy theoria in its cultural context
  • Author: Andrea Wilson. Nightingale
  • Description: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction; CHAPTER 1 Theoria as a cultural practice; CHAPTER 2 Inventing philosophic theoria; CHAPTER 3 The fable of philosophy in Plato's Republic; CHAPTER 4 Theorizing the beautiful body: from Plato to Philip of Opus; CHAPTER 5 "Useless" knowledge: Aristotle's rethinking of theoria; Epilogue: "Broken knowledge"? Theoria and wonder; References; Index of passages cited; General index
    In an effort to conceptualize and legitimize theoretical philosophy, the Greek philosophers turned to a venerable cultural practice: theoria (state pilgrimage). In this traditional practice, an individual journeyed abroad to officially witness sacralized spectacles. This book examines the philosophic appropriations and transformations of the practice of theoria.
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press
  • Format: 1 online resource (323 p.).
  • Identifier: ISBN 1-107-15058-2;ISBN 1-280-54109-1;ISBN 0-511-21497-9;ISBN 0-511-21676-9;ISBN 0-511-21139-2;ISBN 0-511-31549-X;ISBN 0-511-48256-6;ISBN 0-511-21316-6
  • Subjects: Knowledge, Theory of; Philosophy, Ancient; Truth; Electronic books
  • Language: English
  • Source: 01DAL UDM ALMA

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