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FA-50312-04
Spiritual Practices: The Reception of Platonic Philosophy in Postmodern France
Paul Miller, University of South Carolina, Columbia

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=FA-50312-04

(Review)
Author(s): Frede, Dorothea
Publication: PHRONESIS-A JOURNAL FOR ANCIENT PHILOSOPHY
Date: 1/1/2009
Abstract: Volume: 54 Issue: 1

Review (Review)
Author(s): Orrells, Daniel
Publication: CLASSICAL REVIEW
Date: 1/1/2009
Abstract: Volume: 59 Issue: 1 Pages: 59-60

Review (Review)
Author(s): Armstrong, Richard H.
Publication: JOURNAL OF HELLENIC STUDIES
Date: 9/9/2008
Abstract: Volume: 128 Pages: 298-300

Paul Allen Miller, Postmodern Spiritual Practices: The Construction of the Subject and the Reception of Plato in Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2007. Pp. x, 270. ISBN 978-0-814210-70-3. (Review)
Author(s): Benjamin Todd Lee
Publication: Bryn Mawr Classical Review
Date: 6/30/2008
Abstract: It is practically a truism of literary theory that poststructuralism is anti-humanist as well as anti-classical, and that the "swerve into poststructuralism was a turning against humanism, against the traditional values of Western civilization."1 Miller provides a fundamental challenge to this proposition, and in a thoughtful and deeply researched study of Lacan, Derrida, and Foucault, shows the great extent to which these critical titans all relied on exegesis of Plato and other texts of classical antiquity to articulate their philosophies. In so doing, Miller addresses directly one of the most important questions confronting classical studies as a discipline: namely, the value and relevance of a classical canon in the face of poststructuralism and its off-shoots in deconstruction, gender theory, and postcolonialism. Miller is obviously not the first to address this question, but I believe he has offered a significant argument that inscribes the classics into postmodernism, as opposed
Link: http://://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/2008/2008-06-30.html


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