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In the Mirror of the Phaedrus.

Edited by Mário Jorge de Carvalho, António de Castro Caeiro and Hélder Telo.
2013. 322 S. 38,00 Euro. 15,3 x 21,5 cm. 978-3-89665-626-1.
(Lecturae Platonis Bd. 9)

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The title of this volume alludes to Phaedrus 255d, where Socrates says that the lover is, as it were, the mirror in which the beloved beholds himself. Mirrors provide a chance to overcome some of the natural limitations of vision - and in particular they enable us to see that which otherwise would remain completely out of sight and in this sense is the farthest object, namely: oneself.

The papers in this volume share the notion that the study of Plato - and notably the study of the Phaedrus - can be much more than the study of one of the major philosophical works of the so-called Western Canon. According to this view, Plato's Phaedrus holds a mirror or is itself a mirror: a metaphorical mirror in which we can see blind spots viz. things outside our normal "field of vision" - and in particular a metaphorical mirror in which we can see ourselves reflected and discover blind spots in our own awareness of self and others.

Mário Jorge de Carvalho is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the New University of Lisbon and a member of the L.I.F. - Language, Interpretation & Philosophy - Research Unit (University of Coimbra). He works on ancient philosophy, German idealism, phenomenology, ontology and philosophical anthropology. He has authored numerous articles and papers on the corpus hippocraticum, Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Sextus Empiricus, Swift, Kant, Fichte, Hegel, Bouterwek, Dilthey, Husserl and Heidegger. His most recent publications include: Die Aristophanesrede in Platons Symposium. Die Verfassung des Selbst (2009); together with his colleague Nuno Ferro, two books on Kierkegaard: Adquirir a Sua Alma na Paciência (2007) and Diapsalmata (2011); together with his colleague António Caeiro a collection of studies on Plato's Philebus: Incursões no Filebo (2012); and a book on Plato's Philebus and Aristotle's Protrepticus: Sobre a Prescindibilidade ou Imprescindibilidade do PHPONEIN: Um Gedankenexperiment no Filebo e no Protréptico (2013);

António de Castro Caeiro is Auxiliary Professor of Philosophy at the New University of Lisbon and a member of the L.I.F. - Language, Interpretation & Philosophy - Research Unit (University of Coimbra). He has been a visiting scholar in the Albert-Ludwigs Universität Freiburg, U. of South Florida, Oxford and U. of São Paulo. He works on ancient and contemporary philosophy, phenomenology and classical philology. He has authored numerous articles and papers on Plato, Aristotle, Simplicius, Tacitus, Husserl, Heidegger and Scheler. He has translated the Nicomachean Ethics, Rose's Fragments of the lost books of Aristotle and the Pythical Odes of Pindar into Portuguese. His most recent publications include: "Is There Any Theory of Value in Aristotle?" in: Aristotle and The Philosophy of Law: Theory, Practice and Justice, Ius Gentium (2013); and together with his colleague M. J. de Carvalho a collection of studies on Plato's Philebus: Incursões no Filebo (2012).

Hélder Telo is a doctoral student at the New University of Lisbon and a collaborating member of the L.I.F. - Language, Interpretation & Philosophy - Research Unit (University of Coimbra). He has been a visiting student both at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg and at Boston College. The main foci of his research are ancient philosophy, German idealism and phenomenology. He is writing his dissertation on the problem of the anexetastos bios in Plato and Heidegger. He has authored papers and chapters of books on Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, Fichte, Schelling and Heidegger. He has recently published a chapter of a book on false pleasures in Plato's Philebus ("Há, afinal, prazeres falsos?", 2012) and another on Heidegger's conception of das Man ("Who is responsible for das Man?", 2013).

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Andere neue Titel aus dieser Schriftenreihe/Other new books from this series:

By the sophists to Aristotle through Plato. Edited by Elisabetta Cattanei, Arianna Fermani, Maurizio Migliori.

Scolnicov, Samuel. Euthydemus.

Andere Neuerscheinungen/Other new books:

For a Skeptical Peripatetic. Edited by Yosef Liebersohn, Ivor Ludlam and Amos Edelheit.

The Harmony of Conflict. Edited by Francisco L. Lisi and Michele Curnis.

Il NOUS di Aristotele. Edited by Fabio Stella, Maria Giovanna Sillitti, Francesco Fronterotta.

José Antonio Giménez Salinas. Theorie und Praxis bei Platon.

Licciardi, Ivan Adriano. Parmenide tràdito, Parmenide tradìto nel Commentario di Simplicio alla Fisica di Aristotele.

Mansfeld, Jaap et al. Melissus between Miletus and Elea.

Meister Eckhart. Kommentar zum Buch der Weisheit. 2. Auflage. Eingeleitet, übersetzt und erläutert von Karl Albert.

Newton, Isaac. Mathematische Grundlagen der Naturphilosophie. 4. Auflage. Übersetzt und herausgegeben von Ed Dellian.

Nous, Polis, Nomos. Edited by A. Havlíček / Ch. Horn / J. Jinek .

Ostenfeld, Erik Nis. Human Wisdom.

Plato in Symposium. Edited by Mauro Tulli and Michael Erler.

Reason and No-reason from Ancient Philosophy to Neurosciences. Edited by R. Loredana Cardullo and Francesco Coniglione.

Robinson, Thomas M. The Other Olympians.

Understanding the 'Phaedrus'. Second edition. Edited by Livio Rossetti.