Seth Benardete,Ronna Burger's Encounters and Reflections: Conversations with Seth PDF

By Seth Benardete,Ronna Burger

By turns wickedly humorous and profoundly illuminating, Encounters and Reflections provides a charming and unconventional portrait of the existence and works of Seth Benardete. one of many top students of historical suggestion, Benardete the following displays on either the folk he knew and the themes that interested him all through his profession in a chain of candid, freewheeling conversations with Robert Berman, Ronna Burger, and Michael Davis.

The first a part of the ebook discloses vignettes approximately fellow scholars, colleagues, and associates of Benardete's who later grew to become significant figures within the educational and highbrow lifetime of twentieth-century the US. We glimpse the coed days of Allan Bloom, Stanley Rosen, George Steiner, and we find the lifetime of the brain as lived via recognized students equivalent to David Grene, Jacob Klein, and Benardete's mentor Leo Strauss. We additionally come upon a few different discovered, committed, and occasionally eccentric luminaries, together with T.S. Eliot, James Baldwin, Werner Jaeger, John Davidson Beazley, and Willard Quine. within the book's moment half, Benardete displays on his personal highbrow development and on his ever-evolving figuring out of the texts and concepts he spent a life-time learning. Revisiting a few of his recurrent themes—among them eros and the attractive, town and the legislations, and the gods and the human soul—Benardete stocks his perspectives on thinkers similar to Plato, Homer, and Heidegger, in addition to the family among philosophy and technological know-how and among Christianity and historical Roman thought.

Engaging and informative, Encounters and Reflections brings Benardete's suggestion to existence to enlighten and encourage a brand new new release of thinkers.

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