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We think of a myth as a fictional story, and Plato was the first to use the term "muthos" in that sense. But Plato also used "muthos" to describe the practice of making and telling myths, the oral… Continue Reading
In the Laws Plato argues that no one who believes in the gods would voluntarily commit a crime. Plato's view on the nature of the gods is radically different from the traditional Greek view which… Continue Reading
middle period served to account for akratic action and the formation of non-rational desires, but Bobonich believes that Plato came to see this doctrine as ultimately flawed. By contrast, the Laws… Continue Reading
Le rituel de renouvellement propre a tous les mythes de creation rendait necessaire l'idee d'un temps mythique et circulaire impliquant un eternel retour des memes evenements. Or, en comparant la… Continue Reading