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Brisson, Luc

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Most widely held works by Luc Brisson
How philosophers saved myths : allegorical interpretation and classical mythology by Luc Brisson( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 2,150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study explains how the myths of Greece and Rome were transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. Luc Brisson argues that philosophy was ironically responsible for saving myth from historical annihilation. Although philosophy was initially critical of myth because it could not be declared true or false and because it was inferior to argumentation, mythology was progressively reincorporated into philosophy through allegorical exegesis. Brisson shows to what degree allegory was employed among philosophers and how it enabled myth to take on a number of different interpretive systems throughout the centuries: moral, physical, psychological, political, and even metaphysical. How Philosophers Saved Myths also describes how, during the first years of the modern era, allegory followed a more religious path, which was to assume a larger role in Neoplatonism. Ultimately, Brisson explains how this embrace of myth was carried forward by Byzantine thinkers and artists throughout the Middle Ages and Renaissance; after the triumph of Christianity, Brisson argues, myths no longer had to agree with just history and philosophy but the dogmas of the Church as well
Sexual ambivalence : androgyny and hermaphroditism in Graeco-Roman antiquity by Luc Brisson( Book )

32 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in French and English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analysis of sexual ambivalence in antiquity, which was both deeply threatening to the social order and profoundly attractive
Plato the myth maker by Luc Brisson( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"We think of myth as a fictional story, and Plato was the first to use the term muthos in that sense. But Plato also used muthos to describe the practice of making and telling stories, the oral transmission of all that a community keeps in its collective memory. In the first part of Plato the Myth Maker, Luc Brisson reconstructs Plato's multifaceted and not uncritical description of muthos in light of the latter's famous Atlantis story. The second part of the book contrasts this sense of myth, as Plato does, with another form of speech that he believed was far superior: the logos of philosophy."--BOOK JACKET. "Appearing for the first time in English, Plato the Myth Maker is a solid and important contribution to the history of myth, based on the privileged testimony of one of its most influential critics and supporters."--BOOK JACKET
Le mythe de Tirésias : essai d'analyse structurale by Luc Brisson( Book )

18 editions published in 1976 in French and English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le même et l'autre dans la structure ontologique du Timée de Platon; un commentaire systématique du Timée de Platon by Luc Brisson( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in French and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inventing the universe : Plato's Timaeus, the big bang, and the problem of scientific knowledge by Luc Brisson( Book )

6 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fragments ; Art rhétorique by Cassius Longinus( Book )

27 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Apologie de Socrate ; [Suivi de] Criton by Plato( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 2017 in French and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 399 avant Jésus-Christ, à Athènes, Apologie de Socrate comparut devant le Tribunal de la cité. Accusé de ne pas reconnaître l’existence des dieux traditionnels, de créer de nouvelles divinités et de corrompre la jeunesse, il fut condamné à mort. De son procès, il nous reste peu de témoignages, mais celui que Platon nous livre dans l’Apologie de Socrate élève au rang de mythe fondateur de la philosophie un fait qui aurait pu demeurer banal au regard de l’histoire. Face à ses juges, Socrate mène sa défense en invoquant la pratique de la philosophie qui seule fait que la vie vaut d’être vécue. Plus tard, à nouveau, dans la prison où il attend l’exécution de la sentence, il oppose à son ami Criton, qui lui propose de fuir, le verdict du philosophe : mieux vaut affronter la mort que contrevenir aux lois de la cité et ainsi commettre l’injustice. Si l’on en croit Platon, il fallait que Socrate meure pour que vive la philosophie. -- 4ème de couverture
Symposium by Plato( Book )

29 editions published between 1998 and 2018 in French and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ils sont allongés sur des lits et parlent de l’Amour et de la Beauté. Leurs discours se succèdent, parfois se répondent : car il y a plusieurs Amours et plusieurs manières de désirer le Beau. A ces hommes vivant en un temps et un lieu où l’éducation des garçons est indissociable de la sexualité qui règle les rapports du maître et du disciple, une étrangère, Diotime, oppose un modèle féminin de la procréation du savoir. A travers elle, Socrate dessine les étapes de l’apprentissage du philosophe capable de se détacher du monde sensible pour devenir «l’amant» par excellence qui guide l’«aimé» dans sa quête du Vrai et du Beau. Par-delà les interprétations prudentes du Banquet que nous a léguées la tradition philosophique, cette traduction invite à une lecture renouvelée du dialogue un Banquet parfois extravagant, à l’image de son objet, d’une richesse stylistique exubérante, souvent cru dans son langage, foisonnant enfin dans sa recherche du bonheur véritable. -- 4ème de couverture
Interpreting the Timaeus-Critias : proceedings of the IV Symposium Platonicum : selected papers by Symposium Platonicum( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in 5 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vie de Pythagore by Iamblichus( Book )

17 editions published between 1990 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cette biographie de Pythagore recouvre trois grands domaines d'intérêt : la philosophie, l'histoire des sciences et l'ésotérisme. Le biographe Jamblique, natif de l'actuelle Syrie (env. 290-325 de notre ère), fut l'un des plus grands philosophes du néo-platonisme
De l'abstinence by Porphyry( Book )

in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oeuvres complètes by Plato( Book )

16 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition de l'ensemble des quarante-cinq dialogues de Platon et de seize dialogues attribués ou apocryphes. Avec une introduction générale
Platon, les mots et les mythes by Luc Brisson( Book )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1994 in French and English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lectures de Platon by Luc Brisson( Book )

10 editions published in 2000 in French and English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Platon, 1990-1995 : bibliographie by Luc Brisson( Book )

9 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in French and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La vie de Plotin by Porphyry( Book )

11 editions published in 1982 in French and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography on Plato's Laws by Trevor J Saunders( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lire Platon by Luc Brisson( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in French and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Phèdre by Plato( Book )

9 editions published between 1989 and 2000 in French and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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How philosophers saved myths : allegorical interpretation and classical mythology
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Sexual ambivalence : androgyny and hermaphroditism in Graeco-Roman antiquityPlato the myth makerInventing the universe : Plato's Timaeus, the big bang, and the problem of scientific knowledge
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Brisson, L.

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