Title Chorology: On Beginning in Plato’s Timaeus
Author John Sallis
ISBN 9780253046666
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 192
Book size 153 x 229 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Indiana University Press (Combined Academic Publishers)
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Review of the book:

“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.




Chapter 1. Remembrance of the City • Reception • The Eidetic City • The Archaic City

Chapter 2. Production of the Cosmos • Prelude • Animating the Cosmic Body • The Starry Heaven • Gods and Mortals

Chapter 3. The X?pa • Another Beginning • Images of the X?pa • Chorology

Chapter 4. Traces of the X?pa  • From Traces to Primary Bodies • Epichorology • The Political Frame

Chapter 5. Reinscriptions • Forgery • Reduction • Appropriation

English Index

About the Author:

John Sallis is Frederick J. Adelmann Professor of Philosophy at Boston College. He is author of more than 20 books, including Light Traces (IUP, 2014) and Logic of Imagination (IUP, 2012).

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Students and academicians of philosophy.


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