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Author: Gretchen Reydams-Schils
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Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press; 1 edition (January 8, 2003)
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Plato's Timaeus as Cultural Icon by Gretchen Reydams-Schils



Plato's Timaeus as Cu. .by Gretchen J. Reydams-Schils. Gretchen J. Reydams-Schils’s enlightening introduction tackles the issue of why the Timaeus has enjoyed such tremendous cultural status and sets the stage for the many topics covered in this volume, which include an assessment of the Timaeus’s influence on Plato’s successors, an examination of how it became connected to traditions of sacred texts, an analysis of the mind-body. problem, the tradition of music and its relation to philosophy, the cultural impact of Calcidius’s Latin translation of the work, and the interaction between the Timaeus and Islamic philosophy.

Gretchen Reydams-Schils is Professor in the Program of Liberal Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and holds concurrent appointments in Classics, Philosophy, and Theology. She is a specialist in Plato and the traditions of Platonism and Stoicism

The book begins with the dialogue itself, and explores various phases of its influence, terminating in German idealism. Thirteen high profile contributors promise reasonable coverage, though from the start mainstream Neoplatonism, and even mainstream Middle Platonism, seems to play a diminutive role. It may seem bizarre that a book that sets out to re-establish the Timaeus in its rightful place of prominence begins with a contribution that relegates it to the status of semi-philosophic literature, but this is far from Miller's intention. In this case I suspect that it was Aristotle who became the cultural icon, with the Timaeus being an important influence that usually went unrecognised. The collection ends with Werner Beierwaltes' essay 'Plato's Timaeus and German Idealism: Schelling and Windischmann'.

Gretchen J. Reydams-Schils - 2005 - University of Chicago Press. The timaeus and its interpreters. Gretchen Reydams-Schils - 2008 - Ancient Philosophy 28 (2):453-457. Reydams-Schils - 2002 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 40 (2):255-256. Galen & Chrysippus on the Soul. Reydams-Schils - 2004 - Ancient Philosophy 24 (2):510-519.

In recent years, Plato's Timaeus has recaptured the interest of scholars, sparking an exploration of the astonishing influence this work has had on a wide range of intellectual traditions. Reydams-Schils, Plato. In recent years, Plato's Timaeus has recaptured the interest of scholars, sparking an exploration of the astonishing influence this work has had on a wide range of intellectual traditions. Plato's Timaeus as Cultural Icon brings together a group of leading experts from Canada, the United States, and Europe to examine the reception of Plato's Timaeus throughout history, as well as its impact on major intellectual and cultural traditions.

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Gretchen Reydams-Schils. University of Notre Dame Press.

As Reydams-Schils indicates. citing a list provided by Calcidius. Timaeus addresses an extraordinary range of topics. Perhaps no other work of ancient pagan Greek philosophy was so apt for appropriation by the later traditions. The first essay by Miller is titled "The Timaeus and the 'Longer Way': 'God-given' Method and the Constitution of Elements and Animals. Miller argues that the dialogue is aimed at a non-philosophical readership.

Gretchen Reydams-Schils works primarily on Plato and the traditions of Platonism and Stoicism. In addition to the books mentioned above, she is also the author of "Demiurge and Providence, Stoic and Platonist Readings of Plato's 'Timaeus'," ( Brepols Publishers 1999) and has brought her ongoing interest in feminist philosophy to fruition in "An Anthology of Snakebites: On Women, Love and Philosophy (Seven Bridges Press, 2001). Her most recent book on the social ethics of the Roman Stoics is the result of her CHS project.

In recent years, Plato's Timaeus has recaptured the interest of scholars, sparking an exploration of the astonishing influence this work has had on a wide range of intellectual traditions. Plato's Timaeus as Cultural Icon brings together a group of leading experts from Canada, the United States, and Europe to examine the reception of Plato's Timaeus throughout history, as well as its impact on major intellectual and cultural traditions.   Gretchen J. Reydams-Schils's enlightening introduction tackles the issue of why the Timaeus has enjoyed such tremendous cultural status and sets the stage for the many topics covered in this volume, which include an assessment of the Timaeus's influence on Plato's successors, an examination of how it became connected to traditions of sacred texts, an analysis of the "mind-body problem," the tradition of music and its relation to philosophy, the cultural impact of Calcidius's Latin translation of the work, and the interaction between the Timaeus and Islamic philosophy. As a collaborative effort of expert philosophers, classicists, and historians, this remarkable book serves as a wonderful starting point and research tool for anyone with an interest in Plato's Timaeus.