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Be the first to ask a question about Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism. Adrian Bankhead rated it it was amazing Jan 31, The book demonstrates through excerpts from the great Pythagorean and Platonic writers that to these thinkers philosophy is a way of life and a means of spiritual realisation-not the dry rationalistic mental exercise philosophy has become in the modern world.

Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism by Algis Uždavinys

It stops at a completely arbitrary point. Timothy rated it really liked it Apr 14, Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. Dava Sprague rated it it was amazing Feb 03, It’s too bad he seems like such a deeply disorganized individual.


Unique work of tracing the roots of some aspects of Plato: Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 25mm Return to Book Page. Uzdavinys readily admits this although I just can’t escape the feeling he was being a bit sarcastic. I have no idea what to say, except that it was wonderful. To ask other readers questions about Orpheus and the Roots of Platonismplease sign up. Sep 27, Tony Gualtieri rated it it was amazing. Trivia About Orpheus and the R While he claimed that with this book he had “nothing else to say,” I can’t help but feel his insights were congealing into a not quite yet realized but still marvelous synthesis of ancient thought.

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Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism

This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato cal “Perhaps I am the mummy-like jackal who has come from the uzdzvinys corners of Nun and wishes to bark algiw the dogs of Seshat. The order of the chapter is a little bit we Excellent book. I gu Really something. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of Description This anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic philosophy promotes a new and fresh view of what Hellenic philosophy is and what kind of wisdom it offers us.


Dispatched from the UK in 3 business days When will my order arrive? Christopher Roberts rated it really liked it May 11, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Golden Chain of the title refers to the ancient belief that such philosophy transmits a heritage of unitive knowledge through a succession of enlightened teachers and students. The fragmentary nature of this odd compendium is perhaps most clearly brought across by its end, or lack thereof.

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xlgis The book also covers other mystery cults and practices, especially those of the Ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and others. Jason rated it really liked it Apr 08, It didn’t surprise me that he railed against methodical and careful scholars like M.

The editor Algis Uzdavinys is an author translator and scholar of remarkable scope who uses his scholarship and his own deep knowledge of the philosophia perennis to illustrate for us the timeless wisdom of these writings. Ahmed rated it liked it Aug 21, Only at the end did I start to suspect Algs might have been sarcastic at times.