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The Philosopher's New Clothes

The Theaetetus, the Academy, and Philosophy's Turn against Fashion

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The Philosopher's New Clothes by Nickolas Pappas
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This book takes a new approach to the question, "Is the philosopher to be seen as universal human being or as eccentric?". Through a reading of the Theaetetus, Pappas first considers how we identify philosophers - how do they appear, in particular how do they dress? The book moves to modern philosophical treatments of fashion, and of "anti-fashion". He argues that aspects of the fashion/anti-fashion debate apply to antiquity, indeed that nudity at the gymnasia was an anti-fashion. Thus anti-fashion provides a way of viewing ancient philosophy's orientation toward a social world in which, for all its true existence elsewhere, philosophy also has to live.

Author Biography

Nickolas Pappas is Professor of Philosophy at the City College and the Graduate Center, The City University of New York, USA
Release date Australia
December 22nd, 2017
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
CRC Press Inc
Pages
234
ISBN-13
9780815372394
Product ID
27895967

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