Four fundamental aspects of the reversal of platonism

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Abstract

This essay attempts to conceive precisely what is included in the idea of reversing Platonism. It shows that there are four fundamental aspects that derive from Plato’s dialogues. First, the aspect of thought conceived as interior monologue, from the Theatetus. Second, multiplicity, which comes from the Parmenides. Third, the aspect of an involuntary stimulus to think, from the Republic, Book VII. Finally, the aspect of imagining political life on the basis of the conception of the soul, from the Republic, Book II. These four aspects revolve around two more fundamental ideas: the reversal of Platonism (as Deleuze has shown), conceiving the ideas (forms or essences) as events and (as Derrida has implied) reducing violence to the very least violence. I attempt to actualize this aim by a “hyperbolic Gelassenheit” (letting be), the only genuine reversal of Platonism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
Pages357-372
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783110551563
ISBN (Print)9783110528374
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

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    Lawlor, L. (2017). Four fundamental aspects of the reversal of platonism. In Hermeneutic Philosophies of Social Science (pp. 357-372). Walter de Gruyter GmbH. https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110528374-019