From Plato to Platonism

2014.10.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lloyd P. Gerson, From Plato to Platonism, Cornell University Press, 2013, 345pp., $59.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780801452413. Reviewed
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2014.10.07 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Lloyd P. Gerson, From Plato to Platonism, Cornell University Press, 2013, 345pp., $59.95 (hbk), ISBN 9780801452413. Reviewed by Svetla Slaveva-Griffin, Florida State University This book is extra-ordinary, in the etymological sense of the predicate, not so much on account of the ingenuity of its argument, which is a given when Lloyd Gerson is the author, but on account of where it stands and what it represents in Gerson’s unabated interest in getting to the bottom of the most influential philosophical school in antiquity. The book also bridges the study of Platonism across the self-imposed divide between North American and continental scholarship. Exactly three decades ago, Gerson started his promethean publication track with Aristotle: Selected Works (1983), shortly followed by Aristotle’s Politics (1986). Ever since then he has travelled, as so many others, the alluring road of getting from Aristotle to. . .

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