The Argument of the Action: Essays on Greek Poetry and Philosophy

Seth Benardete Ronna Burger Michael Davis

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The Argument of the Action: Essays on Greek Poetry and Philosophy

The Argument of the Action Essays on Greek Poetry and Philosophy This volume brings together Seth Benardete s studies of Hesiod s Theogony Homer s Iliad and Greek tragedy of eleven Platonic dialogues and Aristotle s Metaphysics These essays some never before p

  • Title: The Argument of the Action: Essays on Greek Poetry and Philosophy
  • Author: Seth Benardete Ronna Burger Michael Davis
  • ISBN: 9780226042510
  • Page: 198
  • Format: Hardcover
  • This volume brings together Seth Benardete s studies of Hesiod s Theogony, Homer s Iliad, and Greek tragedy, of eleven Platonic dialogues, and Aristotle s Metaphysics These essays, some never before published, others difficult to find, span four decades of his work and document its impressive range Benardete s philosophic reading of the poets and his poetic reading of thThis volume brings together Seth Benardete s studies of Hesiod s Theogony, Homer s Iliad, and Greek tragedy, of eleven Platonic dialogues, and Aristotle s Metaphysics These essays, some never before published, others difficult to find, span four decades of his work and document its impressive range Benardete s philosophic reading of the poets and his poetic reading of the philosophers share a common ground that makes this collection a whole The key, suggested by his reflections on Leo Strauss in the last piece, lies in the question of how to read Plato Benardete s way is characterized not just by careful attention to the literary form that separates doctrine from dialogue, and speeches from deed rather, by following the dynamic of these differences, he uncovers the argument that belongs to the dialogue as a whole The turnaround such an argument undergoes bears consequences for understanding the dialogue as radical as the conversion of the philosopher in Plato s image of the cave.Benardete s original interpretations are the fruits of this discovery of the argument of the action.

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