This chapter makes several proposals concerning plato's discussion in phaedo ( 95e f), where causes or explanations are said to be or be based on forms or essences it states that plato's argument involves not a contentious notion of a platonic form but only the notion of essence in the sense of the correct answer to a. Sebastian ramon philipp gertz, death and immortality in late neoplatonism: studies on the ancient commentaries on plato's phaedo ancient mediterranean and medieval texts and contexts studies in platonism, neoplatonism, and the platonic tradition, 12 leiden boston: brill, 2011 pp vii, 223. In phaedonem (two different redactions) westerink, leendert g (1977), the greek commentaries on plato's phaedo, vol 2 damascius, amsterdam-oxford- new york, north-holland publishing company top. Damascius lectured or composed commentaries on plato's dialogues in keeping with the neoplatonic curriculum developed in the third century under the influence of iamblichus there are traces of or references to commentaries on the alcibiades, phaedo, phaedrus sophist, timaeus, laws i and ii, republic, philebus,. Kenneth dorter of the university of guelph has given us a useful and unusual study of the phaedo, which will attract the interest of a variety of plato's readers he provides the careful studies of the dialogue's arguments for immortality to be ex- pected in a sound commentary, paying close attention to the text as well as to. Bostock, d plato's phaedo oxford, 1986 in-depth yet accessible discussion of the dialogue's arguments (does not include text of the phaedo) includes a helpful chapter on the theory of forms dorter, k plato's phaedo: an interpretation university of toronto press, 1982 reading of. The first volume of l g westerink's fine text and parallel translation of the surviving greek commentaries on plato's phaedo, consists of the commentary of olympiodorus which covers the phaedo from stephanus 61c to 85b both volumes have excellent introductions, extensive notes, and indices: together they give an.
It is also a documentcrucial to the understanding of many ideas deeply ingrained in western culture, and provides one of the best introductions to plato's thought this new edition is eminently suitable for readers new to plato, offering a readable translation which is accessible without the aid of a commentary andassumes no. The most familiar interpretation is aristotle's concept of theōriā as a ' contemplation' of the divine, especially by the divine (nicomachean ethics 101174b) from the in plato's phaedo, as we will now see, the symbolism of this word theōriā as a 'sacred journey' vindicates the philosophical mission of socrates 23§10. In this volume, gertz attempts to “present and analyse” the late neoplatonic understanding of plato's phaedo, by means of a close examination of the commentaries on that work written by olympiodorus and damascius (1) unfortunately, the poor state of the manuscripts makes his project somewhat.
At least in some dialogues, plato has been thought to hold the so-called two worlds theory (tw), according to which there can be belief but not knowledge about sensibles, and knowledge but not belief about forms in 'knowledge and belief in the phaedo', i provide such an interpretation (see note 2) i argue there that. Texts commentaries bibliographies reference linguistic aids manuscripts ed john burnet 1903 at perseus at tlg more less the first oxford classical text edition loeb classical library ed and trans harold fowler stephanus' 1578 edition ficino's latin translation revised lyons, 1588.
Phaedo i was there myself, echecrates echecrates then what did he say before his death and how did he die i should like to hear, for nowadays none of the phliasians go to athens at all, and no stranger has come from there for a long time plato plato in twelve volumes, vol 1 translated by harold north fowler. In his lectures, he interpreted classical philosophical texts, mainly by plato and aristotle we still possess three of his commentaries on plato and two on aristotle at times manuscripts of his commentaries on plato are equally rare, with the exception of those containing the phaedo commentary yet, to. These adversaria have the same character as my notes on plato's phaedrus ( mnemos 1955, 265-89), viz a review of hackforth's translation and notes, and a discussion of a number of critical and exegetical problems this discussion does not pretend to be exhaustive i have selected such difficulties as seemed to me.
N earlier article proposed the cataloging of plato's various proofs for the immortality of the human soul a fair effort to survey earlier literature has failed to gertz, sebastian ramon philipp death and immortality in late neoplatonism: studies on the ancient commentaries on plato's phaedo leiden, 2011. A short commentary on plato's crito.
Plato's phaedo has never failed to attract the attention of philosophers and scholars yet the history of its reception in antiquity has been little studied the present volume therefore proposes to examine not only the platonic exegetical traditi see more publication date: 17 september 2015 isbn: 978-90-04-28954- 3. The greek commentaries on plato's phaedo : damascius v 2 [damascius, l g westerink] on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the greek commentaries on plato's phaedo : damascius v 2. “notes on plato's phaedo” mnemosyne 11(3): 193–243 there are also a number of modern commentaries on the phaedo, as well as two ancient (neopla- tonic) commentaries which have been translated into english (and one modern commentary on those ancient commentaries), all of which may potentially be of interest. Plato's phaedo commentary (1st ed, 22 mb pdf, 25june15 ) the link above contains the 1st ed of plato's phaedo: greek text with facing vocabulary and commentary this commentary is now available for $1495 on amazoncom 2 phaedo's running vocabulary 10 or more times (doc) added 01jul15.