Plato's Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts

2016.02.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas (eds.), Plato's Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts, Indiana University
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2016.02.05 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Jeremy Bell and Michael Naas (eds.), Plato's Animals: Gadflies, Horses, Swans, and Other Philosophical Beasts, Indiana University Press, 2015, 261pp., $32.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780253016171. Reviewed by Deborah Achtenberg, University of Nevada, Reno I love this book. Every essay is strong, and each one gives us a glimpse of a world of Plato interpretation -- of each author's particular world of Plato interpretation -- and makes us want to visit that world. In addition, each essay is well-written, and with style. The volume accomplishes a lovely combination of lightness of touch, wit, style, and depth of analysis and interpretation. For what else could one ask? Even the cover is pleasing -- with its black silhouettes of all the different types of animals -- flies, bees, ants, wolves, asses, horses, kites, hawks, sting-rays, lions, dogs, pigs, and on and on. Are there really so many? How have I missed seeing them. . .

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