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A Translation of Arthur Ahlvers' "Zahl Und Klang Bei Platon"

Number and Sound. Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 67

Translated by John Black
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Jul 2002
Dimensions: h 235mm
ISBN-10: 0773471677
ISBN-13: 9780773471672
Barcode No: 9780773471672
Synopsis
This facing-page translation provides the English-speaking world of classical scholarship with access to a key text in the understanding of Plato's views about the role of mathematics in the cosmos. The text deals with interpretive issues surrounding Plato's mathematically-based accounts, derived from Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, of reproduction among the ruling class of the "Republic", of terrestrial and celestial music, and of atomic stereometry. It indicates surprising ways in which these accounts are connected. Ahlvers offers a re-analysis of Plato's derivation of the nuptial number in "Republic", and devotes much attention to the broader issues raised by "Timaeus".

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