A Translation of Arthur Ahlvers' "Zahl Und Klang Bei Platon": Number and Sound (Studies in the History of Philosophy S. v. 67 illustrated edition)
By: Aurthur Ahlvers (author), Arthur Ahlver (author), John Black (translator)Hardback
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This facing-page translation provides the English-speaking world of classical scholarship with access to a key text in the understanding of Plato's views about the role of mathematics in the cosmos. The text deals with interpretive issues surrounding Plato's mathematically-based accounts, derived from Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, of reproduction among the ruling class of the "Republic", of terrestrial and celestial music, and of atomic stereometry. It indicates surprising ways in which these accounts are connected. Ahlvers offers a re-analysis of Plato's derivation of the nuptial number in "Republic", and devotes much attention to the broader issues raised by "Timaeus".
The so-called nuptial number in the "Republic"; the third in the musical scale of "Timaeus"; the musical element in the formation of the five regular polyhedra in the "Timaeus"; the Pythagoreans or Democritus?
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