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Refresh and try kzdavinys. Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. Lists with This Book. I guess Uzdavinys’ main thesis was that Plato maybe pick-and-choose-d parts of Orphic and Egyptian religious doctrine for his own system, or at the least was much influenced by Parmenides who was very much influenced by the Orphics and the Egyptians.

The fragmentary nature of this odd compendium algls perhaps most clearly brought across by its end, or lack thereof.

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The order of the chapter is a little bit weird, or allgis least I did not get. This bizarre little book is an incoherent brain dump of brilliant ideas, reflecting the author’s Herculean effort to articulate key points of the lifeworld of antiquity, viz.

Here poetic madness meets religious initiation and Platonic philosophy.


Jean-Pierre rated it did not like it Jun 02, It is short, only 24 short chapters, but it is excellent and uzdavnys mastery on the subject. An Anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic Philosophy. Ahmed rated it liked it Aug 21, This is a critical survey of ancient and modern sources and of scholarly works dealing with Orpheus and everything related to this major figure of lagis Greek myth, religion and philosophy. Only at the end did I start to suspect Uzdavinys might have been sarcastic at times.

I gu Really something. The order of the chapter is a little bit we Excellent book. A great book, which examines Plato’s dialogues from a different perspective or lens, namely, the mystery cults Orphism standing or lens.

Jason rated it really liked it Apr 08, Good source to know the current scholar uzdavjnys on Orphism, Hermetism, Phytagoriamism and Plato.

He could have been a truly great scholar, of Uzdqvinys Brown’s caliber. All this is very contestable because the little we know of Parmenides, the Orphics, and the Egyptians is fragmentary and inevitably interpreted through a European lens across several millenia.

Return to Book Page. Aug 23, Barnaby Thieme rated it really liked it Shelves: Uzdavinys readily admits this although I just can’t escape uzdavints feeling he was being a bit sarcastic. Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide.

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Kim Skytte rated it it was ok Nov 28, No trivia or quizzes yet. Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 25mm This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato called erotike mania: Want to Read saving…. Adrian Bankhead rated it it was amazing Jan 31, This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato cal “Perhaps I am the mummy-like jackal who has come from the four corners of Nun and wishes to bark amongst the dogs of Seshat.


Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, I have no idea what to say, except that it was wonderful. Description This anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic philosophy promotes a new and uzdaginys view of what Hellenic philosophy is and what kind of wisdom it offers us. It’s too bad he seems like such a deeply disorganized individual. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Daniel rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Coeurnoble rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Jul 01, Jose Luis Belmonte rated it it was amazing. He gives an electrifying sense of the vitality of ancient philosophy, and conveys the depth and profundity of its spiritual roots.

Nathaniel Ritter rated it really liked it Jun 05, Thanks for telling us about the problem. I believe his basic intuition is sound, and I found his effort to expound on the nature of philosophic thought with respect to its transcendental content, and his deft navigation of diverse traditions by which it played out in different forms, to be at times virtuosic.