Überlieferung, Testimonia, Text und Übersetzung. Editio maior
Author: Timaeus Locrus

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2010 DOI: 10.1163/156852810X523897 Phronesis 55 (2010) 281-303 brill.nl/phro Embodied Intelligent (?) Souls: Plants in Plato’s Timaeus Amber D. Carpenter Department of Philosophy, University of York, United Kingdom adc503@york.ac.uk Abstract In the Timaeus

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At Timaeus 48b, the eponymous speaker famously restarts his account from the beginning, this time introducing what he had left out all along: the third kind or χώρα. 1 Timaeus must concede that his speech is out of order, again. This speech is meant to be the first offering of a series of

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1 Introduction In his opening speech Timaeus argues that the cosmos must be understood as the product of a craftsman ( dēmiourgos ) looking at an eternal paradigm. The argument sets the terms whereby Timaeus’ entire cosmology is to be assessed. Socrates accepts it enthusiastically (29d), and

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Proceedings of the Tenth Symposium Platonicum Pragense
Plato's 'Timaeus' brings together a number of studies from both leading Plato specialists and up-and-coming researchers from across Europe. The contributions cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from the literary form of the work to the ontology of sense perception and the status of medicine in Timaeus' account. Although informed by a commitment to methodological diversity, the collection as a whole forms an organic unity, opening fresh perspectives on widely read passages, while shedding new light on less frequently discussed topics. The volume thus provides a valuable resource for students and researchers at all levels, whether their interest bears on the Timaeus as a whole or on a particular passage.
Author: Emily Fletcher

1 Introduction The Timaeus contains a detailed treatment of aisthēsis , 1 and while there have been a number of recent articles on either sense-perception generally or individual senses in the dialogue, scholars have overlooked the complexity of Plato’s account of aisthēsis . 2 This is

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visual point of reference . . . From this moment on you are listening to the language of music . . . Sonic experience, which finds no acknowledgement in such a musical orientation . . . ceases to be heard. voegelin 2010, 52-53 ⸪ In Plato’s Timaeus , the dialogue’s namesake narrates the

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Introduction In Book 2 of his Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus , Proclus deals with Porphyry’s arguments against the second-century Platonist Atticus (c. 150-200). Atticus held three views which Porphyry rejected: that Plato admitted three interconnected principles, namely the Demiurge, the Forms, and Matter

In: The International Journal of the Platonic Tradition
Although it has long been established that Syrianus, the teacher of Proclus, was the source of much of his student's metaphysics, it is not known precisely what in Proclus' thought can be attributed to Syrianus. The problem is compounded by the fact that Syrianus wrote very little and there is uncertainty as to whether written commentaries ever existed of his teaching on Plato's Timaeus and Parmenides, the most important sources for Platonic metaphysics. This work attempts to re-construct the major tenets of Syrianus' philosophical teachings on the Timaeus and Parmenides based on the testimonia of Proclus, as found in Proclus' commentaries on Plato's Timaeus and Parmenides and, Damascius, as reported in his On First Principles and commentary on Plato's Parmenides.

Proof that the Critias is not Authentic The Timaeus is presented as a ‘banquet of discourse’. It is to be offered to Socrates by Timaeus, Critias and Hermocrates in return for the feast with which he had regaled them the day before. This motif runs through the prologue of the work. 3 The

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