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The Unwritten Philosophy and Other Essays - F. M. Cornford

The Unwritten Philosophy and Other Essays

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Published: 31st January 1968
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This is a 1950 collection of eight essays about Plato and the Presocratic philosophers who were F. M. Cornford's particular interest in the field of Greek thought. In the essay that gives the collection its title Cornford develops the two complementary themes which run through much of his writing: the effects of individual style and human character which must be reckoned with in reconstructing a philosopher's system from fragments or interpreting a complete philosophic work; and the influence of abstract schemes of conception which the philosopher assumes within his cultural tradition. These themes recur in essays discussing Pythagoras, Hesiod and Plato. Cornford's enthusiasm for his subject will communicate itself to any reader. In the memoir of Cornford which accompanies the essays Professor W. K. C. Guthrie describes the Hellenic qualities of Cornford's writing: 'the living symmetry of form, the grace and delicacy of the details, the humour, irony and occasional fantasy enlivening a fundamentally serious theme'.

Memoir
Note
The unconscious element in literature and philosophy (1921)
The harmony of the spheres (1930)
The unwritten philosophy (1935)
Plato's commonwealth (1935)
The doctrine of Eros in Plato's Symposium (1937)
Greek natural philosophy and modern science (1938)
A ritual basis for Hesiod's Theofony (1941)
The Marxist view of ancient philosophy (1942)
Appendix: a list of Cornford's publications on classical subjects (excluding reviews)
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ISBN: 9780521094443
ISBN-10: 0521094445
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 31st January 1968
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 0.94
Weight (kg): 0.21