Mythos and Logos: How to Regain the Love of Wisdom

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Albert A. Anderson, Steven V. Hicks, Lech Witkowski
Rodopi, 2004 - Philosophy - 268 pages
This book contains fifteen essays all seeking to regain the original meaning of philosophy as the love of wisdom. Mythos and Logos are two essential aspects of a quest that began with the ancient Greeks. As concepts fundamental to human experience, Mythos and Logos continue to guide the search for truth in the twenty-first century.
 

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Contents

Disruptive Wisdom as a Way
1
TWO Helen Heidegger and the Wisdom of Nemesis
9
Ancient Philosophy in Opposition
19
FOUR The Figural Dimension of Nietzsches Thought
35
FIVE Mythos Logos and Telos How to Regain the Love
61
Anxious Wisdom
75
A Case
97
The Dynamic
115
Ancient Wisdom and Its Modem Shapes
163
ELEVEN Logos and Mythos
175
TWELVE On the Strange Relation between Heroic Socrates
189
Between Self and Nature
205
The Value
221
FIFTEEN Zhuangzis Way of Thinking through Fables
237
About the Contributors
255
Copyright

Philosophy
141

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ALBERT A. ANDERSON is professor of philosophy and Murata Professor of Ethics at Babson College. Scholarly work centers on ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, and Greek Philosophy. Editions Rodopi published his book, Universal Justice: A Dialectical Approach, as part of its Value Inquiry Book Series in 1997. Current projects include revising translations of Plato's dialogues from Greek and adapting them for dramatic performance, including unabridged paperback and audio versions of Plato's Republic, Gorgias, Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Ion, and Meno. Other scholarship includes a translation from French of Mikel Dufrenne's The Phenomenology of Aesthetic Experience and approximately 80 articles and papers on a variety of philosophical topics. He is president of Agora Publications, which specializes in translating and adapting classical philosophical texts into contemporary American English. From 1996 to 2001, he served as president and was a founding member of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, established in Warsaw, Poland, in 1989.
STEVEN V. HICKS is professor and chair of philosophy at Queens College of the City University of New York. He is the author of International Law and the Possibility of a Just World Order and has written numerous articles on G. W. F. Hegel and Friedrich Nietzsche. He is editor of the special book series Universal Justice of the Value Inquiry Book Series and is currently a member of the board of editorial consultants for the History of Philosophy Quarterly.
LECH WITKOWSKI is former president of the International Society for Universal Dialogue, and ordinary professor holding the chair of theory of education and culture in the department of public affairs, faculty of management and communication, Jagiellonian University in Cracow. He is former dean of the faculty of humanities, Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, and he writes books on epistemology, semiotics, psychoanalysis, and cultural and educational studies.

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