Platonic Transformations

 
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Against the widespread antiplatonism of our century, noted philosopher, Hegel, and two great postmodern thinkers, Heidegger and Levinas, transform Plato's thoughts about reality, truth, and the Good into elements of their own reflection. He then presents his own retrieval of Platonic themes and arguments, showing how fruitful a critical reexamination of Plato's work can be, even today. Anyone interested in continental philosophy, phenomenology, ethics, or the history of philosophy should read this book.

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Adriaan Theodoor Peperzak is Arthur Schmitt Chair in philosophy at Loyola University of Chicago. His numerous books include Ethics as First Philosophy, The Question of the Other, and Before Ethics.

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A stimulating and truly philosophical discussion addressed to anyone interested in reflecting on the human condition. (Alfredo Ferrarin, Boston University)

. . . Peperzak treats the reader to a memorable discussion . . . (Joseph Losco, Ball State University Political Studies Review, Sept. '99; Vol. 47 No. 4)

This rich, unusual, and thought-provoking book holds serious interest for beginning as well as advanced students of Plato and Plato's legacy. Peperzak's discussion ranges from the 'transformations' of Plato evident in key appropriations of Plato—those of Hegel, Heidegger, and Levinas among others-to reflections on crucial Platonic themes such as mimesis, justice and the 'religious dimension' of philosophy. At its core, Peperzak's book is a reflection on the nature of philosophy and on the ways in which it may be successfully articulated and communicated. This book is an impressive work. (Charles Griswold, Boston University)

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