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Author Sallis, John, 1938-

Title Chorology : on beginning in Plato's Timaeus / John Sallis.

Published Bloomington : Indiana University Press, 1999.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  113 SALL    AVAILABLE
Physical description 172 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Studies in Continental thought.
Studies in Continental thought.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
Contents 1. Remembrance of the City. Reception. The Eidetic City. The Archaic City -- 2. Production of the Cosmos. Prelude. Animating the Cosmic Body. The Starry Heaven. Gods and Mortals -- 3. The X[omega][rho][alpha]. Another Beginning. Images of the X[omega][rho][alpha]. Chorology -- 4. Traces of the X[omega][rho][alpha]. From Traces to Primary Bodies. Epichorology. The Political Frame -- 5. Reinscriptions. Forgery. Reduction. Appropriation.
Summary In Chorology John Sallis takes up one of the most challenging and enigmatic discourses in the history of philosophy. Plato's discourse on the chora--the chorology--forms the pivotal moment in the Timaeus. Drawing on the complete tradition of commentary from Aristotle and the early Academy, through Plutarch, Plotinus, and especially Proclus, to the recent discussions by Gadamer, Derrida, and others, Sallis undertakes a reinterpretation of the dialogue oriented to the chorology. Among its various effects, this reinterpretation unsettles the traditional reading of the famous passage on time as the moving image of eternity. It also resituates the entire cosmological discourse within its political frame. One of the most decisive results of Sallis's chorology is to show that the basic distinction between the intelligible and the sensible is, through the invocation of the chora, both founded and, at the same time, displaced. Insofar as this distinction defines the very scope of Western metaphysics, the implications of the chorology are momentous and communicate with many of the most decisive issues in contemporary philosophical discussions.
Subject Plato. Timaeus.
Chōra (The Greek word)
ISBN 025333568X (cloth : alk. paper)
0253213088 (paperback: alk. paper)