Platonic Noise brings classical and contemporary writings into conversation to enrich our experience of modern life and politics. Drawing on writers as diverse as Plato, Homer, Nietzsche, Borges, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth, Peter Euben shows us the relevance of both popular literature and ancient Greek thought to current questions of loss, mourning, and democracy--all while arguing for the redeeming qualities of political and intellectual work and making an original case against presentism. Juxtaposing ancient and contemporary texts, politics, and culture, Euben reflects on a
Cover; Contents; Acknowledgments; I. Introduction; II. On the Uses and Disadvantages of Hellenic Studies for Political and Theoretical Life; III. Hannah Arendt at Colonus; IV. Aristophanes in America; V. The Politics of Nostalgia and Theories of Loss; VI. The Polis, Globalization, and the Citizenship of Place; VII. Platonic Noise; Notes; Index
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