Saturday, July 12, 2008

Kim, Alan. "Review of Andrea W. Nightingale's SPECTACLES OF TRUTH IN CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHY." NDPR (May 2005).

Nightingale, Andrea W. Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy: Theoria in its Cultural Context. Cambridge: CUP, 2004. Spectacles of Truth in Classical Greek Philosophy (SOT) is the latest and hopefully not the last installment of Andrea Wilson Nightingale's (AN) project of situating ancient Greek philosophy in its cultural context. In her book, Genres in Dialogue: Plato and the Construct of Philosophy (Cambridge University Press, 1995), AN presented Plato's dialogues as part of his struggle to define philosophy as a cultural practice distinct from rhetoric and sophistic. In SOT, she turns her attention to the various ways in which the religious pilgrimage called "theôria" was appropriated by fourth-century (BCE) philosophers in crafting both the private and public image. . . . Read the rest here:

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