3596Re: [neoplatonism] Query: Can't Place a Quote
- Sep 24, 2010Thanks, Michael.
--- On Fri, 9/24/10, Goya <goya@...> wrote:
From: Goya <goya@...>
Subject: Re: [neoplatonism] Query: Can't Place a Quote
Date: Friday, September 24, 2010, 12:25 PM
That'd be yer Anonymus de philosophia platonica, ch. 22 ed. Westerink.
> 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.
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CNRS UPR 76
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