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By Drew A. Hyland

Drew A. Hyland, one in every of Continental philosophy's keenest interpreters of Plato, takes up the query of attractiveness in 3 Platonic dialogues, the Hippias significant, Symposium, and Phaedrus. What Plato intended via good looks isn't simply characterised, and Hyland's shut readings exhibit that Plato finally offers up at the chance of a definition. Plato's failure, even though, tells us whatever vital approximately beauty―that it can't be lowered to trademarks. Exploring questions surrounding love, reminiscence, and excellent shape, Hyland attracts out the connections among good looks, the potential of philosophy, and philosophical dwelling. This new studying of Plato offers a major research into the which means of good looks and areas it on the very center of philosophy.

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