Item description for Plato the Myth Maker by Luc Brisson & Gerard Naddaf...
The word myth is commonly thought to mean a fictional story, but few know that Plato was the first to use the term "muthos" in that sense. He also used "muthos" to describe the practice of making and telling stories, the oral transmission of all that a community keeps in its collective memory. In the first part of "Plato the Myth Maker," Luc Brisson reconstructs Plato's multifaceted description of "muthos" in light of the latter's Atlantis story. The second part of the book contrasts this sense of myth with another form of speech that Plato believed was far superior: the "logos" of philosophy.
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Studio: University Of Chicago Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.99" Width: 6" Height: 0.55" Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Release Date Dec 15, 2000
Publisher University Of Chicago Press
ISBN 0226075192 ISBN13 9780226075198
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More About Luc Brisson & Gerard Naddaf
Luc Bisson is the directeur de recherche at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique and vice president of the International Plato Society. Gerard Naddaf is an associate professor of philosophy at York University.
Luc Brisson has an academic affiliation as follows - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris.