Chorology

Chorology

On Beginning in Plato's Timaeus
John Sallis
Distribution: World
Publication date: 11/22/1999
Format: Paperback 4 figures, 1 index
ISBN: 978-0-253-21308-2
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This excellent work... deserves the serious consideration of all who are interested in contemporary philosophy as well as those who concern themselves with ancient philosophy, especially Plato." —Review of Metaphysics

In Chorology, John Sallis takes up one of the most enigmatic discourses
in the history of philosophy. Plato's discourse on the chora—the chorology—forms the pivotal moment in the Timaeus. The implications of the chorology are momentous and communicate with many of the most decisive issues in contemporary philosophical discussions.

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“"This excellent work . . . deserves the serious consideration of all who are interested in contemporary philosophy as well as those who concern themselves with ancient philosophy, especially Plato." —Review of Metaphysics In Chorology, John Sallis takes up one of the most enigmatic discourses in the history of philosophy. Plato's discourse on the chora—the chorology—forms the pivotal moment in the Timaeus. The implications of the chorology are momentous and communicate with many of the most decisive issues in contemporary philosophical discussions.”

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Table of Contents

Prologue
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 Chora
Another Beginning
Images of the Chora
Chorology
4. Traces of the Chora
From Traces to Primary Bodies
Epichorology
The Political Frame
5. Reinscriptions
Forgery
Reductions
Appropriation