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Philosopher's New Clothes : The Theaetetus, the Academy, and Philosophy's Turn Against Fashion

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This book takes a new approach to the question, "Is the philosopher to be seen as universal human being or as eccentric?". Through a reading of theTheaetetus, Pappas first considers how we identify philosophers – how do they appear, in particular how do they dress? The book moves to modern philosophical treatments of fashion, and of "anti-fashion". He argues that aspects of the fashion/anti-fashion debate apply to antiquity, indeed that nudity at the gymnasia was an anti-fashion. Thus anti-fashion provides a way of viewing ancient philosophy’s orientation toward a social world in which, for all its true existence elsewhere, philosophy also has to live.

Number of Pages: 234
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: History + Surveys / Ancient + Classical
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Nickolas Pappas
Language: English
Street Date: November 4, 2015
TCIN: 50511849
UPC: 9781138929562
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-8753
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