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The Resource The cave and the light : Plato versus Aristotle, and the struggle for the soul of Western civilization, Arthur Herman

The cave and the light : Plato versus Aristotle, and the struggle for the soul of Western civilization, Arthur Herman

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The cave and the light : Plato versus Aristotle, and the struggle for the soul of Western civilization
Title
The cave and the light
Title remainder
Plato versus Aristotle, and the struggle for the soul of Western civilization
Statement of responsibility
Arthur Herman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A history of the influential rivalry between Plato and Aristotle traces the Western world's ongoing battle of ideas to their competing philosophies, demonstrating how their contrasting views on everything became the twin fountainheads of Western culture
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Herman, Arthur
Dewey number
909/.09821
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.H4286 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Aristotle
  • Civilization, Western
  • Philosophy, Ancient
Label
The cave and the light : Plato versus Aristotle, and the struggle for the soul of Western civilization, Arthur Herman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 573-642) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The School of Athens -- The first philosopher -- The soul of reason -- The mind of God -- The doctor's son -- Good citizen or philosopher ruler? -- The inheritors : philosophy in the Hellenistic age -- Knowledge is power -- Hole in the soul : Plato and Aristotle in Rome -- Dancing in the light : the birth of Neoplatonism -- Christ is come : Platonism and Christianity -- Toward the heavenly city -- Inquiring minds : Aristotle strikes back -- Celestial harmonies : Plato in the Middle Ages -- At the summit : Arabs, Aristotle, and Saint Thomas Aquinas -- The razor's edge -- Aristotle, Machiavelli, and the paradoxes of liberty -- The creative ascent : Plato in the high Renaissance -- Twilight of the scholastics : the Reformation and the doom of Aristotle -- Secrets of the heavens : Plato, Galileo, and the new science -- God, kings, and philosophers in the Age of Genius -- Aristotle in a periwig : the culture of the Enlightenment -- Starting over : Plato, Rousseau, and revolution -- "Feeling is all" : the triumph of the Romantics -- Victorian crossroads : Hegel, Marx, and Mill -- The scale of nature : Darwin, evolution, and Aristotle's God -- Unseen worlds : physics, relativity, and the new world picture -- Triumph of the will : Nietzsche and the death of reason -- Common sense nation : Plato, Aristotle, and American exceptionalism -- Worlds at war : Plato and Aristotle in the violent century -- From the cave to the light
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 676 pages
Isbn
9780553807301
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010008230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn436030180
  • (OCoLC)436030180
  • (OUa)vtls000879123
  • (OCoLC)ocn436030180
Label
The cave and the light : Plato versus Aristotle, and the struggle for the soul of Western civilization, Arthur Herman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 573-642) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The School of Athens -- The first philosopher -- The soul of reason -- The mind of God -- The doctor's son -- Good citizen or philosopher ruler? -- The inheritors : philosophy in the Hellenistic age -- Knowledge is power -- Hole in the soul : Plato and Aristotle in Rome -- Dancing in the light : the birth of Neoplatonism -- Christ is come : Platonism and Christianity -- Toward the heavenly city -- Inquiring minds : Aristotle strikes back -- Celestial harmonies : Plato in the Middle Ages -- At the summit : Arabs, Aristotle, and Saint Thomas Aquinas -- The razor's edge -- Aristotle, Machiavelli, and the paradoxes of liberty -- The creative ascent : Plato in the high Renaissance -- Twilight of the scholastics : the Reformation and the doom of Aristotle -- Secrets of the heavens : Plato, Galileo, and the new science -- God, kings, and philosophers in the Age of Genius -- Aristotle in a periwig : the culture of the Enlightenment -- Starting over : Plato, Rousseau, and revolution -- "Feeling is all" : the triumph of the Romantics -- Victorian crossroads : Hegel, Marx, and Mill -- The scale of nature : Darwin, evolution, and Aristotle's God -- Unseen worlds : physics, relativity, and the new world picture -- Triumph of the will : Nietzsche and the death of reason -- Common sense nation : Plato, Aristotle, and American exceptionalism -- Worlds at war : Plato and Aristotle in the violent century -- From the cave to the light
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 676 pages
Isbn
9780553807301
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2010008230
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn436030180
  • (OCoLC)436030180
  • (OUa)vtls000879123
  • (OCoLC)ocn436030180

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