[Being and Logos is] a philosophical adventure of rare inspiration. . . . Its power to illuminate the text . . . , its ecumenicity of inspiration, its methodological rigor, its originality, and its philosophical profundity—all together make it one of the few philosophical interpretations that the philosopher will want to re-read along with the dialogues themselves. A superadded gift is the author’s prose, which is a model of lucidity and grace."
—International Philosophical Quarterly
John Sallis's luminous reading of six major Platonic dialogues—Apology, Meno, Phaedrus, Cratylus, Republic, and Sophist—weaves discussion of dramatic and mythical aspects together with basic philosophical issues. Being and Logos fundamentally reorients our reading and understanding of the platonic dialogues.
This new edition of this classic of philosophical interpretation augments the Collected Writings of John Sallis, published by Indiana University Press.