In archaic societies myths were believed to tell true stories - stories about the ultimate origin of reality. For us, on the contrary, the term 'myth' denotes a false belief. Between the archaic notion of myth and ours stands Plato's. This volume is a collection of ten studies by eminent scholars that focus on the ways in which some of Plato's most famous myths are interwoven with his philosophy. The myths discussed include the eschatological myths of the Gorgias, the Phaedo, the Republic and Laws 10, the central myths of ...

Plato's Myths 2011, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107404076

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Plato's Myths 2009, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780521887908