6 edition of **The Pythagorean Plato** found in the catalog.

The Pythagorean Plato

Ernest G. McClain

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- 16 Currently reading

Published
**1977**
by N. Hays, distributed by Great Eastern Book Co. in Stony Brook, N.Y, Boulder, Colo
.

Written in English

- Plato.,
- Pythagoras and Pythagorean school.

**Edition Notes**

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statement | Ernest G. McClain. |

Classifications | |
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LC Classifications | ML169 .M3 |

The Physical Object | |

Pagination | vii, 192 p. : |

Number of Pages | 192 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL4545592M |

ISBN 10 | 0892540087 |

LC Control Number | 77013355 |

OCLC/WorldCa | 3311594 |

The University of Chicago Press. Books Division. Chicago Distribution Center. book Plato learned the philosophy of Pythagoras. The dictum of the Pythagorean school was All is number The origin of this model may have been in the study of the constella-tions, where each constellation possessed a certain number of stars and the geometrical figure which it forms. What this dictum meant wasFile Size: KB.

Bringing together geometry and philosophy, this book undertakes a strikingly original study of the origins and significance of the Pythagorean theorem. Thales, whom Aristotle called the first philosopher and who was an older contemporary of Pythagoras, posited the principle of a unity from which all things come, and back into which they return. The ideas of the Pythagoreans were a major influence on Plato (–). In about BCE Plato visited the Pythagoreans in Southern Italy. Dodds has described how, in his view, Plato transposed Pythagorean ideas from the level of revelation to the level of rational argument.

Simon Blackburn on Plato's Republic Pythagorean, or Platonic - but a book of Aristophanes. How could even Plato have endured life - a Greek life which he repudiated - without an Aristophanes?". Pythagoreanism originated in the 5th century BCE, based on teachings, or beliefs held by Pythagoras and his followers, the Pythagoreans, who were considerably influenced by mathematics, music and revivals of Pythagorean doctrines led to what is now called Neopythagoreanism or orean ideas exercised a marked influence .

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Plato text concerned with mathematics and subjected this whole corpus to a rigorous logical analysis.7 Brumbaugh reconstructed very many of the diagrams to which Plato's texts allude and without which they seem obscure. He noted that the principle of “aesthetic economy” in Pythagorean use of smallestFile Size: 4MB.

The author of this book is good at identifying specifics regarding certain parts of the Pythagorean philosophy, but he utterly sidesteps the bigger picture and in fact The Pythagorean Plato book even bother to investigate why this fascination with harmony is so pervasive in the philosophic playwriting we now call "dialogues" and assumes incorrectly that Plato was Cited by: The author of this book is good at identifying specifics regarding certain parts of the Pythagorean philosophy, but he utterly sidesteps the bigger picture and in fact doesn't even bother to investigate why this fascination with harmony is so pervasive in the philosophic playwriting we now call "dialogues" and assumes incorrectly that Plato was 3/5(1).

Pythagorean Plato book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Pythagorean rated it liked it Pythagorean rated it liked it Michael A. Sherbon rated it really liked it Petri Lahtinen rated it did not like it /5(9).

Plato's Timaeus especially was taken as a source of Pythagorean doctrine, but all of Plato's dialogues were venerated. Xenocrates of Chalcedon (), a later head of Plato's Academy (), explored the hierarchies of the Gods and other Divine Spirits, work which I have used in this summary of Pythagorean theology.

Plato and Pythagoreanism demonstrates how mathematical Pythagoreanism established many of the fundamental philosophical questions Plato dealt with in his central dialogues, including Cratylus, Phaedo, Republic, Timaeus, and Philebus.

In the process, it also illuminates the historical significance of the3/5(2). Plato's students and earliest critics thought so, but scholars since the nineteenth century have been more skeptical. With this probing study, Phillip Sidney Horky argues that a specific type of Pythagorean philosophy, called mathematical Pythagoreanism, exercised a decisive influence on fundamental aspects of Plato's philosophy.

Plato and Pythagoreanism demonstrates how mathematical Pythagoreanism established many of the fundamental philosophical questions Plato dealt with in his central dialogues, including Cratylus, Phaedo, Republic, Timaeus, and Philebus.

In the process, it also illuminates the historical significance of the mathematical Pythagoreans, a group whose Author: Phillip Sidney Horky. Plato's students and earliest critics thought so, but scholars since the 19th century have been more skeptical.

In Plato and Pythagoreanism, Phillip Sidney Horky argues that a specific type of Pythagorean philosophy, called "mathematical" Pythagoreanism, exercised a decisive influence on fundamental aspects of Plato's philosophy. The chapter studies the natural philosophy of Pythagoras and Plato, carefully delineating similarities and contrasts.

The sources on Pythagoras are all much later than his life, and often unreliable or hagiographical; whereas for Plato we have a large corpus of his own writings—which nevertheless are not simple to interpret.

Plato and Aristotle regard Pythagoras as primarily a Author: Andrew Gregory. Illuminating the lost arithmos & mechanics of Pythagorean metaphysics as methodology and symbolism of the Platonic & Pythagorean system of Emanationism. Outlining the grand discovery of Plato's Republic d and explaining the golden section and "divided line" metaphysical analogy of the Platonists as their lost secret & model for.

This book presents an up-to-date overview of the main new directions taken by ancient philosophy in the first century BC, a period in which the dominance exercised in the Hellenistic age by Stoicism, Epicureanism and Academic Scepticism gave way to a more diverse and experimental philosophical scene.

Welcome to The Complete Pythagoras A full-text, public domain edition Laertius ( A.D.). The second is entitled Pythagorean Library and is a complete collection of the surviving fragments from the Pythagoreans.

The first book was published inthe second a year was not only a great general and friend of Plato’s, he was also a. Plato and Pythagoreanism is a fascinating, intelligent, and effective book.

Its aim is to explain the methodology and content of the philosophical speculations of the so-called μαθηματικοί Pythagoreans, and accordingly to detect some instances of its presence in and influence on Plato’s philosophy. Was Plato a Pythagorean. Plato's students and earliest critics thought so, but later scholars have been more skeptical.

This book reconsiders this question by arguing that a specific type of Pythagorean philosophy, called 'mathematical' Pythagoreanism.

Pythagoras, (born c. bce, Samos, Ionia [Greece]—died c. – bce, Metapontum, Lucanium [Italy]), Greek philosopher, mathematician, and founder of the Pythagorean brotherhood that, although religious in nature, formulated principles that influenced the thought of Plato and Aristotle and contributed to the development of mathematics.

But among scalene right triangles, Plato singles out the $30^\circ$-$60^\circ$-$90^\circ$ triangle, for which, as Proclus notes in the case of the isosceles right triangle, "you cannot find numbers that fit the sides"—so nothing there about Pythagorean triples.

Chapters 4 to 6: Plato the Pythagorean. In the second half of the study the focus shifts to Plato. Despite many good insights, Horky tries to do too much and I found the discussion hard to follow. The overarching claim is that Plato’s philosophy is an heir to the tradition of ‘mathematical’ Pythagoreanism, in so far as Plato (p.

):Author: Simon Trépanier. The Complete Pythagoras is a compilation of two books. The first is entitled The Life Of Pythagoras and contains the four biographies of Pythagoras that have survived from antiquity: that of Iamblichus ( A.D.), Porphry ( A.D.), Photius (ca ca A.D.) and Diogenes Laertius ( A.D.).

The second is entitled Pythagorean Library and is a. The book is a compilation of all the fragments written by Pythagorean heavyweights. The Introduction covers Pythagorean theory on math and harmonics, as does the Appendix. Not to worry - you can get by without any advanced knowledge of mathematics.

The fragments and writings cover both his life and his doctrines/5(23). Pythagorean theorem, the well-known geometric theorem that the sum of the squares on the legs of a right triangle is equal to the square on the hypotenuse (the side opposite the right angle)—or, in familiar algebraic notation, a 2 + b 2 = c gh the theorem has long been associated with Greek mathematician-philosopher Pythagoras (c.

–/ bce), it is actually far older.Plato's students and earliest critics thought so, but scholars since the 19th century have been more skeptical. In Plato and Pythagoreanism, Phillip Sidney Horky argues that a specific type of Pythagorean philosophy, called "mathematical" Pythagoreanism, exercised a decisive influence on fundamental aspects of Plato's by: 8.Pythagorean philosophy was the prime source of inspiration for Plato and Aristotle; the influence of these philosophers is without question and is immeasurable.

Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans. Little is known of his life. Pythagoras (flBC) was born in Samos on the western coast of what is now Turkey.