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This bizarre little book is an incoherent brain dump of brilliant ideas, reflecting the author’s Herculean effort to articulate key points of the lifeworld of antiquity, viz. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Here poetic madness meets religious initiation and Platonic philosophy. Lists with This Book. It is short, only 24 short chapters, but it is uzdacinys and shows mastery on the subject.
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Want to Read saving…. This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato cal zlgis I am the mummy-like jackal who has come from the four corners of Nun and wishes to bark amongst the dogs of Seshat.
Simon rated it it was amazing Aug 03, This book uzadvinys fascinating insights into the usually downplaid relations between Egyptian initiation, Greek mysteries and Plato’s philosophy and followers, right into Hellenistic Neoplatonic and Hermetic developments.
A great book, which examines Plato’s dialogues from a different perspective or lens, namely, the mystery cults Orphism standing or lens. The Essential Vedanta Eliot Deutsch. So get ready to learn a little bit of Greek. This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Orphean madness, what Plato called erotike mania: Zi rated it liked it Jul 27, 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.
Nov 26, Maan Kawas rated it it was amazing. This book contains fascinating insights in A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy.
Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism
Be the first to ask a question about Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism. Charles Parrent rated it it was amazing Dec 11, alggis Jean-Pierre rated it did not like it Jun 02, Daniel rated it it was amazing Jun 12, The Golden Chain Algis Uzdavinys. Only at the end did I start to suspect Uzdavinys might have been sarcastic at times. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Uzdavinys readily admits this although I just can’t escape the feeling he was being a bit sarcastic.
Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism by Algis Uždavinys
xlgis This is a critical survey of ancient and modern sources and of scholarly works dealing with Orpheus and everything related to this major figure of ancient Greek myth, religion and philosophy.
The experience reminded me of reading Zizek a few years back: It’s too bad he seems like such a deeply disorganized individual. Trivia About Orpheus and the R Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Timothy rated it really liked it Apr 14, All this is very contestable because the little we know of Parmenides, the Orphics, and the Egyptians is fragmentary and inevitably interpreted through a European lens across several millenia.
Algis Uždavinys: Life and Work
No trivia or quizzes yet. The order of the chapter is a little bit weird, or at least I did not get.
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