Chorology : on beginning in Plato's Timaeus

John Sallis

In "Chorology", John Sallis takes up one of the most enigmatic discourses in the history of philosophy. Plato's discourse on the chora - the chorology - forms the pivotal moment in the Timaeus. Drawing on the entire tradition of commentary from Aristotle and the early Academy, through Plutarch, Plotinus, and especially Proclus, to the recent discussions by Gadamer, Derrida, and others, Sallis undertakes a reinterpretation of the entire dialogue oriented to the chorology. Among its various effects, this reinterpretation unsettles the traditional reading of the famous passage on time as the moving image of eternity. It also resituates the entire cosmological discourse within its political frame. One of the most decisive results of this chorology is to show that the basic distinction between the intelligible and the sensible is, through the invocation of the chora, both founded and, at the same time, displaced. Insofar as this distinction defines the very scope of Westernmetaphysics, the implications of the chorology are momentous and communicate with many of the most decisive issues in contemporary philosophical discussions.

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  • Prologue 1. Remembrance of the City Reception The Eidetic City The Archaic City 2. Production of the Cosmos Prelude Animating the cosmic body The Starry Heaven Gods and Mortals 3. The Chora Another Beginning Images of the Chora Chorology 4. Traces of the Chora From Traces to Primary Bodies Epichorology The Political Frame 5. Reinscriptions Forgery Reductions Appropriation

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書名 Chorology : on beginning in Plato's Timaeus
著作者等 Sallis, John
シリーズ名 Studies in Continental thought
出版元 Indiana University Press
刊行年月 c1999
版表示 New ed
ページ数 172 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0253213088
NCID BA44813768
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言語 英語
出版国 アメリカ合衆国