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art of Plato ten essays in Platonic interpretation by R. B. Rutherford

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Published by Harvard University Press in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


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Includes bibliographical references (p. [314]-324) and index.

StatementR.B. Rutherford.
LC ClassificationsB398.P6 R88 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxv, 335 p. ;
Number of Pages335
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1115926M
ISBN 100674048113
LC Control Number94041991

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Plato's influence on western culture generally is a very strong one, and this includes a strong influence on the arts, and on theories of art. In the case of the arts and aesthetic theory that influence is mostly indirect, and is best understood if one knows a little bit about his philosophy.   Plato’s main argument, that art can only be a reflection that resembles the good, and an illusion in respect of evil, is one that, for most modern readers, would represent a false reality in a world artistically represented as containing both good and : Janet Cameron. Art, Plato, Numbers If someone separated the art of counting and measuring and weighing from all the other arts, what was left of each (of the others) would be, so to speak, insignificant. Plato. Plato's pronouncements on the arts in Book X have engaged a spirited scholarly debate that continues to the present day. Many societies have from time to time adopted Plato's ideas in order to advocate and practice censorship of the arts on the grounds that they manifest themes that are morally corruptive, that they "send the wrong message" to.

Plato, on this picture, believes that art perverts and corrupts: being simply "imitation", it makes us attached to the wrong things - things of this world rather than eternal Forms - and depicts vile and immoral behavior on the part of the gods and humans as if it were normal or admirable.   In my Philosophy of Art course, we are discussing Plato’s philosophy of art, by means of selections from Statesman and Books 3 and 10 of The Republic, along with snippets from Ion, Phaedrus, and Symposium.. In The Republic, Plato makes a systematic case for censoring all task of the Platonic philosopher is to take up the “ancient quarrel between philosophy and poetry” [b] and. In this Plato book he describes how the ideal constitution might decay into a regime focused on honour — like Sparta was at the time — or into an oligarchy, or a democracy, or a tyranny. What’s fascinating is his awareness of the very complex dynamic between love of money and love of honour. Hard Cover. Condition: Fair. Dust Jacket Condition: Fair. The author shows how Socratic criticism of poets, sophists and scientists makes way for a constructive academic philosophy of art; and discusses the origin, nature, functions and limitations of art according to Plato. Moisture caused DJ to cling to book covers, leaving paper residue on.

A comprehensive discussion of Plato's treatment of techne (technical knowledge), which shows that the final goal of Platonic philosophy is nontechnical Greek word techne, typically translated as "art," but also as "craft," "skill," "expertise," "technical knowledge," and even "science," has been decisive in shaping our "technological" by: Plato sees art as therapeutic: it is the duty of poets and painters (and nowadays, novelists, television producers and designers) to help us live good lives. Plato believed in the censorship of the arts. In Plato’s view, all that an artist can accomplish by creating artifacts is just poor imitation. Plato’s theory of art imitation is expressed in Book X of the Republic. Art and Education. Additionally, Plato asserted that teaching art as part of the educational curriculum was a threatening and . BOOK X. st_k OFthemanyexcellenceswhichI perceiveinthe orderof Republic our State,there is nonewhichupon reflectionpleasesme x. betterthantheruleaboutpoetry, s,_._,_. To whatdoyourefer? To therejectionof imitativepoetry,whichcertainlyought not to be received; as I see far more clearlynow that the lhavebeendistinguished.