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Plato's Universe by Luc Brisson Gregory Vlastos
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Dec 1, 2005
Publisher Parmenides Publishing
ISBN 193097213X ISBN13 9781930972131
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More About Gregory Vlastos & Luc Brisson
Gregory Vlastos (1907 1991) was Professor of Philosophy at Princeton University and at the University of California, Berkeley. In 1990, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship. His other books include Socratic Studies; Studies in Greek Philosophy, Volumes I and II; and Plato's Universe.
Gregory Vlastos currently resides in the state of California. Gregory Vlastos has an academic affiliation as follows - University of California, Berkeley.
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Gregory Vlastos' Plato's Universe Apr 10, 2007
The comments I'm about to make come from p.xiv of the Introduction of the book:"Recalling that many important things have come to us from the Greeks--democracy, tragedy, the Olympic Games, mathematics, logic, philosophy--Vlastos wonders... if the Greeks really discovered what we now mean by 'science'. ...Even if they were not able to 'grasp the essential genius of the scientific method', they did 'discover the notion of a cosmos 'that is presupposed by the idea of natural science and by its practice.' In fact, the early Greeks had 'the perception of a rational universe'." Similar to the Greeks, Vlastos accomplishes a logical and impartial description and interpretation of Plato's thought, that so many previous commentators have missed. I recommend this book to anyone that has deep interest in Greek thought in general and Plato in particular.
The Birth of "Cosmos" Mar 21, 2007
In this absolutely splendid book, Vlastos traces the origins of the idea of the cosmos and, indeed, of nature itself as a subject for intellectual inquiry. He also helps the reader make more sense of Plato's Timaeus than a casual first reading might ever suggest is possible. The book is a perfect melding of scholarship with Vlastos's gift for conveying big ideas to a broad audience.