Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/603999
Title:
The Pythagorean Symbolism in Plato’s Philebus
Authors:
Moore, K. R. (Kenneth)
Affiliation:
Teesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Arts
Citation:
Moore, K. (2016) 'The Pythagorean Symbolism in Plato’s Philebus' Athens Journal of History; 2 (2): 83-95
Publisher:
History Research Unit of ATINER
Journal:
Athens Journal of History
Issue Date:
1-Apr-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10149/603999
Additional Links:
http://www.athensjournals.gr/history/2016-2-2-1-Moore.pdf
Abstract:
The Philebus contains what may be called a Pythagorean semiotics. That is, the dialogue has a number of embedded references and allusions to central aspects and ideas of Pythagoreanism. T hese act as signposts to the informed reader/auditor which illuminate certain topics of discussion in the dialogue and furnish a rich subtext which, when properly decoded, imparts a greater degree of sophistication and meaning to the text as a whole. One l evel of this may be observed in the Pythagorean allusions by themselves, of which there are many. A deeper level of Pythagorean semiotics arguably occurs in the very fabric of the dialogue itself. It has been argued that the Platonic dialogues have been de liberately structured according to a Pythagorean division of the musical canon, with certain themes corresponding to the consonance or dissonance of a given "note" on the scale. This, along with the relevant symbolism present, will be examined in greater d etail.
Type:
Article
Language:
en
EISSN:
2407-9677
Rights:
Athens Journal of History is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. For full details see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ [Accessed: 30/03/2016]

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dc.contributor.authorMoore, K. R. (Kenneth)en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-30T11:20:15Zen
dc.date.available2016-03-30T11:20:15Zen
dc.date.issued2016-04-01en
dc.identifier.citationAthens Journal of History; 2 (2): 83-95en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10149/603999en
dc.description.abstractThe Philebus contains what may be called a Pythagorean semiotics. That is, the dialogue has a number of embedded references and allusions to central aspects and ideas of Pythagoreanism. T hese act as signposts to the informed reader/auditor which illuminate certain topics of discussion in the dialogue and furnish a rich subtext which, when properly decoded, imparts a greater degree of sophistication and meaning to the text as a whole. One l evel of this may be observed in the Pythagorean allusions by themselves, of which there are many. A deeper level of Pythagorean semiotics arguably occurs in the very fabric of the dialogue itself. It has been argued that the Platonic dialogues have been de liberately structured according to a Pythagorean division of the musical canon, with certain themes corresponding to the consonance or dissonance of a given "note" on the scale. This, along with the relevant symbolism present, will be examined in greater d etail.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherHistory Research Unit of ATINERen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.athensjournals.gr/history/2016-2-2-1-Moore.pdfen
dc.rightsAthens Journal of History is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License. For full details see http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/ [Accessed: 30/03/2016]en
dc.titleThe Pythagorean Symbolism in Plato’s Philebusen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn2407-9677en
dc.contributor.departmentTeesside University. Institute of Design Culture and the Artsen
dc.identifier.journalAthens Journal of Historyen
or.citation.harvardMoore, K. (2016) 'The Pythagorean Symbolism in Plato’s Philebus' Athens Journal of History; 2 (2): 83-95en
dc.eprint.versionPublisher's Version/PDFen
dc.embargoNoneen
dc.date.accepted2016-03-17en
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