Super mode Reason and Necessity: Essays on Plato's 'Timaeus' (Hardcover) by Wright M. R. Barker Andrew Etc. 9UJuRWjp

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Plato's 'Timaeus' contains a powerful and influential myth of the construction of the universe by a divine craftsman. A god imposed reason on necessity to bring order from a primeval 'receptacle' of disordered matter. There results the 'child' that is the cosmos - a copy of an externally-existing perfect model. Here eight new essays from an international cast of scholars explore aspects of this challenging work: the principles of the mythical narrative how the world soul and human body are formed implications for illness - mental and physical - and the importance of music and harmonious proportion. Later developments are also treated: Aristotles' theory of generation the commentary of Proclus and elements of modern evolutionary theory.