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The Fire and the Sun: Why Plato banished the artists *First Edition*

£20.00

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The book jacket has a cellophane cover. Underneath there is some slight wear to the top front edge and some faint marks to the front and the back. The pages are pristine, apart from a stain to the publishing and dedication page.

In this book, based on her 1976 Romanes Lecture, the distinguished novelist and philosopher discusses Plato's views on art and examines sympathetically the reasons for his hostility towards it. She offers a coherent and fully argued account of Plato's theories of art and of beauty and of their metaphysical background, which shows also that Plato was aware of the dangers of his artistry. The argument more widely concerns the place f art in life, and includes brief discussion of ideas of many other thinkers, including Kant, Tolstoy, Freud, and Kierkegaard. The book also comprises in an accessible form a general view of the development of Plato's thought.

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Author(s):
Iris Murdoch
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.5 x 22.5cm
Edition:
1977 1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
89
Publisher:
Clarendon Press
Title:
The Fire and the Sun: Why Plato banished the artists

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The book jacket has a cellophane cover. Underneath there is some slight wear to the top front edge and some faint marks to the front and the back. The pages are pristine, apart from a stain to the publishing and dedication page.

In this book, based on her 1976 Romanes Lecture, the distinguished novelist and philosopher discusses Plato's views on art and examines sympathetically the reasons for his hostility towards it. She offers a coherent and fully argued account of Plato's theories of art and of beauty and of their metaphysical background, which shows also that Plato was aware of the dangers of his artistry. The argument more widely concerns the place f art in life, and includes brief discussion of ideas of many other thinkers, including Kant, Tolstoy, Freud, and Kierkegaard. The book also comprises in an accessible form a general view of the development of Plato's thought.

Author(s):
Iris Murdoch
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
14.5 x 22.5cm
Edition:
1977 1st Edition
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
89
Publisher:
Clarendon Press
Title:
The Fire and the Sun: Why Plato banished the artists

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