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Images of Excellence: Plato's Critique of the Arts
Plato was the first great figure in Western philosophy to assess the value of the arts; he famously argued in the Republic that traditionally accepted forms of poetry, drama, and music are unsound, claiming they are conducive to warped ethical standards, detrimental to the psyche, and purveyors of illusions about important matters in human life. This view has been widely r ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published February 26th 1998 by OUP Oxford
(first published May 25th 1995)
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