Plato on art and beauty

TitlePlato on art and beauty
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
EditorDenham, AE
Ancient AuthorsPlato Phil. (TLG 0059)
Series TitlePhilosophers in depth
Number of Pagesxxii + 238 pp.
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan

This unique collection of essays focuses on various aspects of Plato's Philosophy of Art, not only in The Republic , but in the Phaedrus, Symposium, Laws and related dialogues. The range of issues addressed includes the contest between philosophy and poetry, the moral status of music, the love of beauty, censorship, motivated emotions. []

Table of Contents

Murdoch, Iris: From the Fire and the Sun: Why Plato Banished the Arts, pp. 3-33
Nehamas, Alexander: Plato and the Mass Media, pp. 34-53
Burnyeat, M. F.: Art and Mimesis in Plato’s Republic, pp. 54-71
Sider, David: Plato’s Early Aesthetics: The Hippias Major, pp. 75-83
Barchana-Lorand, Dorit: ‘A Divinity Moving You’: Knowledge and Inspiration in Plato’s Ion, pp. 84-105
Ferrari, G. R. F.: The Philosopher’s Antidote, pp. 106-124
Destrée, Pierre: Plato on Tragic and Comic Pleasures, pp. 125-141
Reeve, C. D. C.: Plato on Begetting in Beauty, pp. 142-172
Halliwell, Stephen: Beyond the Mirror of Nature: Plato’s Ethics of Visual Form, pp. 173-204
Moss, Jessica: Art and Ethical Perspective: Notes on the Kalon in Plato's Laws, pp. 205-220

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