The question of life michael naas argues though rarely foregrounded by plato runs through and structures his thought by characterizing being in terms of life plato in many of his later dialogues including the statesman begins to discover or better to invent a notion of true or real life that would be opposed to all merely biological or animal life a form of life that would be . Plato and the invention of life van michael naas ebook though the question of life whether bios or z is not the explicit focus of any platonic dialogue. Michael naass remarkable account of plato traces the contemporary line between bios and z which has been an abiding feature of recent discussions of biopolitics to reveal the original platonic invention of the division between life itself and all other forms of living including eternal . Get this from a library plato and the invention of life michael naas. Michael was educated at the state university of new york at stony brook and the cole des hautes tudes en sciences sociales in paris he teaches courses in philosophy and comparative literature and conducts research in the areas of ancient greek philosophy and contemporary french philosophy
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