The Cave and the Light: Plato Versus Aristotle, and the Struggle for the Soul of Western Civilization

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Descripción Random House USA Inc, United States, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book which sold half a million copies worldwide back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day. Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement. Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation. However, the same Academy that spread Plato s teachings also fostered his greatest rival. Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands-on experience. Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us. Aristotle, Plato s most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructor s and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture. The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy. For Plato, the image of the cave summed up man s destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and more spiritual truth. Aristotle thought otherwise. Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosopher s job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it. Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Plato s Academy: the Lyceum. The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today. From Martin Luther (who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope) to Karl Marx (whose utopian views rival Plato s), heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophers but never outside their influence. Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate. Praise for The Cave and the Light A sweeping intellectual history viewed through two ancient Greek lenses . . . breezy and enthusiastic but resting on a sturdy rock of research. Kirkus Reviews Examining mathematics, politics, theology, and architecture, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the ancient world. Publishers Weekly A fabulous way to understand over two millennia of history, all in one book. Library Journal Entertaining and often illuminating. The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99780553385663

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Descripción Random House USA Inc, United States, 2014. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. 198 x 130 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the book which sold half a million copies worldwide back to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western culture and how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day. Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement. Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation. However, the same Academy that spread Plato s teachings also fostered his greatest rival. Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands-on experience. Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us. Aristotle, Plato s most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructor s and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture. The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy. For Plato, the image of the cave summed up man s destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and more spiritual truth. Aristotle thought otherwise. Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosopher s job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it. Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Plato s Academy: the Lyceum. The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today. From Martin Luther (who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope) to Karl Marx (whose utopian views rival Plato s), heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophers but never outside their influence. Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate. Praise for The Cave and the Light A sweeping intellectual history viewed through two ancient Greek lenses . . . breezy and enthusiastic but resting on a sturdy rock of research. Kirkus Reviews Examining mathematics, politics, theology, and architecture, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the ancient world. Publishers Weekly A fabulous way to understand over two millennia of history, all in one book. Library Journal Entertaining and often illuminating. The Wall Street Journal From the Hardcover edition. Nº de ref. de la librería AA99780553385663

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Descripción Random House Inc, 2014. Soft cover. Estado de conservación: New. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. I was in college for a hundred years, and changed my major every week, and I can't tell you how many times and from how many directions we talked about Plato and his student Aristotle, and how the clash between their views of reality has shaped all subsequent thought and action. From bushy-bearded Dr. Prentiss in Greek grammar to sweet Dr. Cypris in History of Christian Thought, i was left with no doubt that these two fundamental understandings of the world have shaped my thought and my society. Since I cannot take you back in time to meet my old professors, my best option is to recommend this book. I'm a book lover first, and a reluctant book seller. My warehouse is my attic, and my fulfillment center is my dining table. I treasure every book and every buyer. Nº de ref. de la librería 000105

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Descripción Random House Trade Paperbacks. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Paperback. 704 pages. Dimensions: 7.8in. x 5.1in. x 1.5in.Arthur Herman has now written the definitive sequel to his New York Times bestseller, How the Scots Invented the Modern World, and extends the themes of the bookwhich sold half a million copies worldwideback to the ancient Greeks and forward to the age of the Internet. The Cave and the Light is a magisterial account of how the two greatest thinkers of the ancient world, Plato and Aristotle, laid the foundations of Western cultureand how their rivalry shaped the essential features of our culture down to the present day. Plato came from a wealthy, connected Athenian family and lived a comfortable upper-class lifestyle until he met an odd little man named Socrates, who showed him a new world of ideas and ideals. Socrates taught Plato that a man must use reason to attain wisdom, and that the life of a lover of wisdom, a philosopher, was the pinnacle of achievement. Plato dedicated himself to living that ideal and went on to create a school, his famed Academy, to teach others the path to enlightenment through contemplation. However, the same Academy that spread Platos teachings also fostered his greatest rival. Born to a family of Greek physicians, Aristotle had learned early on the value of observation and hands-on experience. Rather than rely on pure contemplation, he insisted that the truest path to knowledge is through empirical discovery and exploration of the world around us. Aristotle, Platos most brilliant pupil, thus settled on a philosophy very different from his instructors and launched a rivalry with profound effects on Western culture. The two men disagreed on the fundamental purpose of the philosophy. For Plato, the image of the cave summed up mans destined path, emerging from the darkness of material existence to the light of a higher and more spiritual truth. Aristotle thought otherwise. Instead of rising above mundane reality, he insisted, the philosophers job is to explain how the real world works, and how we can find our place in it. Aristotle set up a school in Athens to rival Platos Academy: the Lyceum. The competition that ensued between the two schools, and between Plato and Aristotle, set the world on an intellectual adventure that lasted through the Middle Ages and Renaissance and that still continues today. From Martin Luther (who named Aristotle the third great enemy of true religion, after the devil and the Pope) to Karl Marx (whose utopian views rival Platos), heroes and villains of history have been inspired and incensed by these two master philosophersbut never outside their influence. Accessible, riveting, and eloquently written, The Cave and the Light provides a stunning new perspective on the Western world, certain to open eyes and stir debate. Praise for The Cave and the Light A sweeping intellectual history viewed through two ancient Greek lenses . . . breezy and enthusiastic but resting on a sturdy rock of research. Kirkus Reviews Examining mathematics, politics, theology, and architecture, the book demonstrates the continuing relevance of the ancient world. Publishers Weekly A fabulous way to understand over two millennia of history, all in one book. Library Journal Entertaining and often illuminating. The Wall Street JournalFrom the Hardcover edition. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Nº de ref. de la librería 9780553385663

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