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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

StatementSarah Broadie
Classifications
LC ClassificationsB387 .B76 2011
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24917906M
ISBN 109781107012066
LC Control Number2011023916

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Brings Plato's ideas to life, proposing new interpretations of major elements including the cosmic 'beginning' and the Atlantis 's Timaeus is one of the most influential and challenging works of ancient philosophy to have come down to : Professor of Moral Philosophy Sarah Broadie. Anybody interested in the big questions arising from the Timaeus (e.g., the nature of the demiurge, the temporal character of the creation story, the connection between the cosmology and the Atlantis story, the role of the receptacle, the status of the forms) will want to engage (if also sometimes struggle) with this book. While Broadie's ultimate answers are not uncommon (e.g., the creation story is to be read . Plato's Timaeus is one of the most influential and challenging works of ancient philosophy to have come down to us. Sarah Broadie's rich and compelling study proposes new interpretations of major elements of the Timaeus, including the separate Demiurge, the cosmic 'beginning', the 'second mixing', the Receptacle and the Atlantis : Sarah Broadie. Nature and Divinity in Plato's Timaeus. By Sarah Broadie. New York: Cambridge University.

Nature and divinity in Plato’s Timaeus / Sarah Broadie. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 1. Plato. Timaeus. I. Title. BB76 –dc23 isbn Hardback Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence orCited by:   Nature and Divinity in Plato's Timaeus: Precis In Sarah Broadie's first Whitehead lecture yesterday afternoon, she posed the question, "Why couldn't Plato have been satisfied with pantheism?", and her answer was that he thought that he needed to postulate a God who is above nature, and who makes human beings, in order to account for our responsibility as individuals for our . Our intention is, that Timaeus, who is the most of an astronomer amongst us, and has made the nature of the universe his special study, should speak first, beginning with the generation of the world and going down to the creation of man; next, I am to receive the men whom he has created of whom some will have profited by the excellent education. In Timaeus, Plato presents a causal theory of the nature of man. On this account, humans are created by demigods, who take over the soul and the four elements created by the demiurge—the divine.

Nature and divinity in Plato's Timaeus. [Sarah Broadie] -- "Plato's Timaeus is one of the most influential and challenging works of ancient philosophy to have come down to us. Sarah Broadie's rich and compelling study proposes new interpretations of major. NATURE AND DIVINITY IN PLATO’S TIMAEUS Plato’s Timaeus is one of the most influential and challenging works of ancient philosophy to have come down to us. Sarah Broadie’s rich and compelling study proposes new interpretations of its major elements, including the separate Demiurge, the cosmic ‘beginning’,File Size: KB. BROADIE S., Nature and Divinity in Plato’s Timaeus, Cambridge Universitry Press, Cambridge , , «Sehepunkte» 13 (), Nr. 5. In the final chapter of the book the author argues that teleology is also a principle of literary composition, that is, a principle that directs Plato in the composition of the account of the world. The account of the world offered by Timaeus is intended to mirror the beauty.