Plato on Art and Beauty

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"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, and motivated emotions."--Publisher's website. PART I: Why censor the artists? Understanding Plato's quarrel. From The Fire and the Sun: Why Plato Banished the Artists / I. Murdoch ; Plato and the Mass Media / A. Nehamas ; Art and Mimesis in Plato's Republic / M.F. Burnyeat. --PART II: Art and beauty: before and beyond repubilc X. Plato's Early Aesthetics: The Hippias Major / D. Sider ; A Divinity Moving You: Inspiration and Knowledge in the Ion / D. Barchana-Lorand ; The Philosopher's Antidote / G.R.F. Ferrari ; Plato on Tragic and Comic Pleasures / P. Destrée ; Plato on Begetting in Beauty / C.D.C. Reeve ; Beyond the Mirror of Nature: Plato's Ethics of Visual Form / S. Halliwell ; Art and Ethical Perspective: Notes on the Kalon in Plato's Laws / J. MossIndex.




Plato on Art and Beauty. (2012). Plato on Art and Beauty. Palgrave Macmillan UK.

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