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  • Thomas Mether
    Sep 24, 2010
      Thanks, Michael.

      --- On Fri, 9/24/10, Goya <goya@...> wrote:

      From: Goya <goya@...>
      Subject: Re: [neoplatonism] Query: Can't Place a Quote
      To: neoplatonism@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Friday, September 24, 2010, 12:25 PM


      Hi Thomas,

      That'd be yer Anonymus de philosophia platonica, ch. 22 ed. Westerink.

      Bet, Mike

      > Hello,
      > What is good fortune for me but a sad comment on the state of our culture,
      > I picked up out of the discard bin a copy of J.A. Coulter, The Literary
      > Microcosm: Theores of Interpretation of the Later Neoplatonists (Leiden:
      > Brill, 1976).
      > It is about how the one-many metaphysics led to a hermenuetical view of a
      > literary work as a single whole, as one-many, as harmony.
      > The prior owner had two marginalia inside the back cover. One is the
      > Phaedrus (2640, 6-9) and the other is identified as sixth century
      > Neoplatonist quote but I can't make out who.
      > First, the text from the Phaedrus -
      > It is necessay for every speech to cohere like a living thing having its
      > own body so that nothing is lacking in head nor foot, but have a middle
      > and extremities suitable to each other, sketched as parts of a whole.
      > Next, the mystery quote
      > A Platonic dalogue is analoguous to a living organism, and a living
      > organism has a single telos, then a dialogue too should have a single
      > telos, that is, one skopos.
      > I'm still trying to place it.
      > Thanks,
      > Thomas
      > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

      Michael Chase
      CNRS UPR 76

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