The musical structure of Plato's dialogues /

J.B. Kennedy argues that Plato''s dialogues have an unsuspected musical structure and use symbols to encode Pythagorean doctrines. The followers of Pythagoras famously thought that the cosmos had a hidden musical structure and that wise philosophers would be able to hear this harmony of th...

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Author / Creator:Kennedy, J. B., author.
Imprint:London ; New York : Routledge, 2011
©2011
Description:1 online resource (337 pages)
Language:English
Subject:Plato -- Criticism and interpretation.
Plato.
Rhetoric.
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Rhetoric.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11236343
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ISBN:9781317547983
1317547985
9781317547976
1317547977
9781315730127
131573012X
9781844652662
1844652661
9781844652679 (paperback)
184465267X (paperback)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index
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Summary:J.B. Kennedy argues that Plato''s dialogues have an unsuspected musical structure and use symbols to encode Pythagorean doctrines. The followers of Pythagoras famously thought that the cosmos had a hidden musical structure and that wise philosophers would be able to hear this harmony of the spheres. Kennedy shows that Plato gave his dialogues a similar, hidden musical structure. He divided each dialogue into twelve parts and inserted symbols at each twelfth to mark a musical note. These passages are relatively harmonious or dissonant, and so traverse the ups and downs of a known musical scale
Other form:Print version: Kennedy, J. B. Musical structure of plato's dialogues. Routledge 2014 9781844652679