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The Resource Plato's animals : gadflies, horses, swans, and other philosophical beasts, edited by Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas

Plato's animals : gadflies, horses, swans, and other philosophical beasts, edited by Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas

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Plato's animals : gadflies, horses, swans, and other philosophical beasts
Title
Plato's animals
Title remainder
gadflies, horses, swans, and other philosophical beasts
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Plato's Animals examines the crucial role played by animal images, metaphors, allusions, and analogies in Plato's Dialogues. These fourteen lively essays demonstrate that the gadflies, snakes, stingrays, swans, dogs, horses, and other animals that populate Plato's work are not just rhetorical embellishments. Animals are central to Plato's understanding of the hierarchy between animals, humans, and gods and are crucial to his ideas about education, sexuality, politics, aesthetics, the afterlife, the nature of the soul, and philosophy itself. The volume includes a comprehensive annotated index to Plato's bestiary in both Greek and English
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Cataloging source
P@U
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Naas, Michael
  • Bell, Jeremy
Series statement
Studies in Continental Thought
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Animals (Philosophy)
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • PHILOSOPHY
  • Animals (Philosophy)
Label
Plato's animals : gadflies, horses, swans, and other philosophical beasts, edited by Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Animal of Fable and Myth -- Socrates as muōps and narkē -- The Socratic Animal as Truth-Teller and Provocateur -- The Political Animal -- The (En)gendered Animal -- The Philosophical Animal -- Animals and the Afterlife
  • Part I. The animal of fable and myth. Making music with Aesop's fables in the Phaedo / Heidi Northwood ; "Talk to the animals" : on the myth of Cronos in the Statesman / David Farrell Krell -- Part II. Socrates as muōps and narkē. American gadfly : Plato and the problem of metaphor / Michael Naas ; Till human voices wake us and we drown : the Aporia-fish in the Meno / Thomas Thorp -- Part III. The Socratic animal as truth-teller and provocateur. We the bird-catchers : receiving the truth in the Phaedo and the Apology / S. Montgomery Ewegen ; The dog on the fly / H. Peter Steeves -- Part IV. The political animal. Taming horses and desires : Plato's politics of care / Jeremy Bell ; Who let the dogs out? Tracking the philosophical life among the wolves and dogs of the Republic / Christopher P. Long -- Part V. The (en)gendered animal. The city of sows and sexual differentiation in the Republic / Marina McCoy ; Animality and sexual difference in the Timaeus / Sara Brill -- Part VI. The philosophical animal. Animal sacrifice in Plato's later methodology / Holly Moore ; The animals that therefore we were? Aristophanes's double-creatures and the question of origins / Drew A. Hyland -- Part VII. Animals and the afterlife. Animals and angels : the myth of life as a whole in Republic / Claudia Baracchi ; Of beasts and heroes : the promiscuity of humans and animals in the myth of Er / Francisco J. Gonzalez
Control code
ocn907092951
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253016201
Lccn
2014039533
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gkpvj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907092951
Label
Plato's animals : gadflies, horses, swans, and other philosophical beasts, edited by Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Animal of Fable and Myth -- Socrates as muōps and narkē -- The Socratic Animal as Truth-Teller and Provocateur -- The Political Animal -- The (En)gendered Animal -- The Philosophical Animal -- Animals and the Afterlife
  • Part I. The animal of fable and myth. Making music with Aesop's fables in the Phaedo / Heidi Northwood ; "Talk to the animals" : on the myth of Cronos in the Statesman / David Farrell Krell -- Part II. Socrates as muōps and narkē. American gadfly : Plato and the problem of metaphor / Michael Naas ; Till human voices wake us and we drown : the Aporia-fish in the Meno / Thomas Thorp -- Part III. The Socratic animal as truth-teller and provocateur. We the bird-catchers : receiving the truth in the Phaedo and the Apology / S. Montgomery Ewegen ; The dog on the fly / H. Peter Steeves -- Part IV. The political animal. Taming horses and desires : Plato's politics of care / Jeremy Bell ; Who let the dogs out? Tracking the philosophical life among the wolves and dogs of the Republic / Christopher P. Long -- Part V. The (en)gendered animal. The city of sows and sexual differentiation in the Republic / Marina McCoy ; Animality and sexual difference in the Timaeus / Sara Brill -- Part VI. The philosophical animal. Animal sacrifice in Plato's later methodology / Holly Moore ; The animals that therefore we were? Aristophanes's double-creatures and the question of origins / Drew A. Hyland -- Part VII. Animals and the afterlife. Animals and angels : the myth of life as a whole in Republic / Claudia Baracchi ; Of beasts and heroes : the promiscuity of humans and animals in the myth of Er / Francisco J. Gonzalez
Control code
ocn907092951
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780253016201
Lccn
2014039533
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt16gkpvj
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)907092951

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