By John Sallis
Broaching an realizing of nature in Platonic proposal, John Sallis is going past smooth conceptions and gives a technique to have recourse to the profound experience of nature operative in historic Greek philosophy. In a rigorous and textually dependent account, Sallis lines the advanced improvement of the Greek inspiration of nature. starting with the legendary imaginative and prescient embodied within the determine of the goddess Artemis, he reanimates the experience of nature that informs the fragmentary discourses of Anaximenes, Heraclitus, Parmenides, and Empedocles and exhibits how Plato takes up pre-Socratic conceptions severely whereas additionally being remodeled. via Sallis’s shut examining of the Theaetetus and the Phaedo, he recovers the profound and finished inspiration of nature in Plato’s thought.
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The Figure of Nature: On Greek Origins (Studies in Continental Thought) by John Sallis