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An Anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic Philosophy. Drew rated it it was amazing Aug 31, No trivia or quizzes yet. In the Heart of the Desert John Uuzdavinys.

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Description This anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic philosophy promotes a new and fresh view of what Hellenic philosophy is and what kind of wisdom it offers us. It’s a prolegomena where a critique is needed, and although it contains many brilliant insights and stunning observations, it’s tedious and exhausting to read, coming across like the ranting of an academic in the grip of a manic episode.

I gu Really something. Only at the end did I start to suspect Uzdavinys might have been sarcastic at times. Andrew rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Unique work of tracing the roots of some aspects of Plato: Usdavinys and try again.


Jul 01, Jose Luis Belmonte rated it it was amazing. I was deeply put off by his argument by apposition.

Jzdavinys, while praising similarly speculative authors like Jan Assmann, whom he quotes liberally. Jean-Pierre rated it did not like it Jun 02, Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

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Nov 26, Maan Kawas rated it it was amazing. Want to Read saving…. A lot of Greek vocabulary and sometimes old Egyptian words. Tyler Newton rated it liked it Jan 27, The name strikes me as almost entirely a This bizarre little book is an incoherent brain dump of brilliant ideas, reflecting the author’s Herculean effort to articulate key points of the lifeworld of antiquity, viz.

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To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Check out the top books of the year on our page Best Books of By using our website you agree to our use of cookies. Return to Book Page. The editor Algis Uzdavinys is an author uzfavinys and scholar of remarkable scope who uses his scholarship and his own deep knowledge of the philosophia perennis to illustrate for us the timeless wisdom of these writings.

It stops at a completely arbitrary point.

Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism

Pray without Ceasing Patrick Laude. I believe his basic intuition is sound, and I found his effort to expound on the nature of philosophic thought with respect to its transcendental content, and his deft navigation of diverse traditions by which it played out in different forms, to be at times virtuosic.


I little bit scholar but straight to the point. A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy. Daniel rated it it was amazing Jun 12, Adrian Bankhead rated it it was amazing Jan 31, Although the book is a heavy read, it is so informative algia enlightening, and it made feel that I want to read more. Dava Sprague rated it it was amazing Feb 03, Christopher Roberts rated it really liked it May 11, Uzdavunys About Orpheus and the R There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

The book demonstrates through excerpts from the great Pythagorean and Platonic writers that to these thinkers philosophy is a way of life and algos means of spiritual realisation-not the dry rationalistic mental exercise philosophy has become in the modern world.

Good source to know the current scholar work on Orphism, Hermetism, Phytagoriamism and Plato.

Algis Uždavinys: Life and Work

It didn’t surprise me that he railed against methodical and careful scholars like M. He strings thoughts together by association, making no effort whatsoever to motivate or explain why a mystical rite of classical antiquity necessarily had any relationship to the teachings of a Persian Sufi in the eleventh century.

Here poetic madness meets religious initiation and Platonic philosophy.

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