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I gu Really something. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. This monograph is a exposition of philosophy as Zlgis madness, what Plato called erotike mania: Uzdavinys readily admits this although I just can’t escape the feeling he was being a bit sarcastic.

Refresh and try again. Melitta rated it it was amazing Dec 20, I guess Uzdavinys’ main thesis was that Plato maybe pick-and-choose-d parts of Orphic and Egyptian religious doctrine for his own system, or at the least was much influenced by Parmenides who was very much influenced by the Orphics and the Egyptians. He could have been a truly great scholar, of Peter Brown’s caliber.

This book contains fascinating insights in A book on the religious, mystic origins and substance of philosophy. Aug 23, Barnaby Thieme rated it really liked it Shelves: He gives an electrifying sense of the vitality of ancient philosophy, and conveys the depth and profundity of its spiritual roots.


I have no idea what to say, except that it was wonderful. Unique work of tracing the roots of some aspects of Plato: Other books in this series. Although the book is a heavy read, it is so informative and enlightening, and it made feel that I want to read more. uzdavins

Book ratings by Goodreads. Middlethought rated it it was amazing Aug 05, The fragmentary nature of this odd compendium is perhaps most clearly brought across by its end, or lack thereof.

Kim Skytte albis it it was ok Nov 28, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. It’s a prolegomena where a critique is needed, and although it contains many brilliant insights and stunning observations, it’s tedious and exhausting to read, coming across like the ranting of an academic in the grip of a manic episode.

Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 25mm Adam rated it it was amazing Dec 24, Coeurnoble rated it it was amazing Jan 14, Sep 27, Tony Gualtieri rated it it was amazing. Much beyond my range, but stimulating still. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

Orpheus and the Roots of Platonism by Algis Uždavinys

Timothy rated it really liked it Apr 14, Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. All this is very contestable because a,gis little we know of Parmenides, the Orphics, and the Egyptians is fragmentary and inevitably interpreted through a European lens across several millenia.


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Andrew rated it it was amazing Feb 09, Native Spirit Thomas Yellowtail. The book also covers other mystery cults and practices, especially those of the Ancient Egyptians, Assyrians, Babylonians, and others. I don’t know if he was. An Anthology of Pythagorean and Platonic Philosophy.

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