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Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues

Myth and Philosophy in Platonic Dialogues (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 1st ed. 2016)

By Tofighian, Omid

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This book rethinks Plato's creation and use of myth by drawing on theories and methods from myth studies, religious studies, literary theory and related fields. Individual myths function differently depending on cultural practice, religious context or literary tradition, and this... interdisciplinary study merges new perspectives in Plato studies with recent scholarship and theories pertaining to myth. Significant overlaps exist between prominent modern theories of myth and attitudes and approaches in studies of Plato's myths. Considering recent developments in myth studies, this book asks new questions about the evaluation of myth in Plato. Its appreciation of the historical conditions shaping and directing the study of Plato's myths opens deeper philosophical questions about the relationship between philosophy and myth and the relevance of myth studies to philosophical debates. It also extends the discussion to address philosophical questions and perspectives on the distinction between argument and narrative.
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ISBN 9781349845507
Released NZ 23 Apr 2017
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2016
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ISBN-13 9781349845507
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Imprint Palgrave Macmillan
Released 23 Apr 2017
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback, 1st ed. 2016
Edition 1st ed. 2016th
Author(s) By Tofighian, Omid
Category Literary Studies: Classical, Early & Medieval
Ancient Western Philosophy To C 500
Philosophy Of Religion
Number of Pages 250
Dimensions Width: 148mm
Height: 210mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 184
Weight 361g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Philosophy, Aesthetics, Theater, Philology, Linguistics_xPhilosophy
NBS Text Philosophy
ONIX Text College/higher education