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The Posthumous Life of Plato

  • Authors
  • František Novotný
  • Ludvík Svoboda
  • J. L. Barton
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages 1-16
  2. Antiquity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. František Novotný
      Pages 19-25
    3. František Novotný
      Pages 26-39
    4. František Novotný
      Pages 40-47
    5. František Novotný
      Pages 48-51
    6. František Novotný
      Pages 52-58
    7. František Novotný
      Pages 59-73
    8. František Novotný
      Pages 74-78
    9. František Novotný
      Pages 79-96
    10. František Novotný
      Pages 97-121
    11. František Novotný
      Pages 122-150
    12. František Novotný
      Pages 151-176
    13. František Novotný
      Pages 177-218
    14. František Novotný
      Pages 219-235
    15. František Novotný
      Pages 236-261
    16. František Novotný
      Pages 262-275
  3. The Middle Ages and the New Age

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-277
    2. František Novotný
      Pages 279-299
    3. František Novotný
      Pages 300-326
    4. František Novotný
      Pages 327-333
    5. František Novotný
      Pages 355-378
    6. František Novotný
      Pages 379-448
    7. František Novotný
      Pages 449-484
    8. František Novotný
      Pages 485-511
    9. František Novotný
      Pages 512-518
    10. František Novotný
      Pages 519-545
    11. František Novotný
      Pages 546-589
    12. František Novotný
      Pages 590-632
    13. František Novotný
      Pages 633-638
    14. František Novotný
      Pages 639-643
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 644-667

About this book

Introduction

Plato's earthly life ended in the year 347 B. C. At the same time, however, began his posthumous life - a life of great influence and fame leaving its mark on aU eras of the history of European learning -lasting until present times. Plato's philosophy has taken root earlier or later in innumerable souls of others, it has matured and given birth to new ideas whose proliferation further dissemi­ nated the vital force of the original thoughts. It happened sometimes, of course, that by various interpretations different and sometimes altogether contradictory thoughts were deduced from one and the same Platonic doctrine: this possibility is also characteristic of Plato's genius. Even though in the history of Platonism there were times less active and creative, the continuity of its tradition has never been completely interrupted and where there was no growth and progress, at least that what had been once accepted has been kept alive. When enquiring into Plato's influence on the development of learning, we shall above all consider the individual approach of various personalities to Plato's philosophy, personal Platonism, which at its best concerns itself with the literary heritage of Plato and though accessible was not always much sought for.

Keywords

Aristotle Cicero Epicurus Kant Plato Plotin literature philosophy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ludvík Svoboda
  • J. L. Barton
    • 1
  1. 1.OxonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-9704-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-9706-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-9704-2
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