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Perictione in Colophon: Reflections on the Aesthetic Way of Life [Hardcover]

By Roger Scruton (Translator)
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Pages   254
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.32" Width: 6.27" Height: 0.97"
Weight:   1.12 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Nov 15, 1999
Publisher   St. Augustine's Press
ISBN  1890318590  
EAN  9781890318598  

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This, the sequel to the same author's much-acclaimed Xanthippic Dialogues, is a multi-faceted commentary on the post-modern condition, which takes the form of a part-Hellenistic, part-Arabian fairy tale. Archeanassa of Colophon, subject of a poem attributed by Diogenes Laertius to Plato, has returned to her birthplace in search of the lost manuscripts of another ex-lover, the poet Antimachus. There she encounters Perictione, Plato's niece, who lives alone in the ruined and brutalized city amid memories and dreams. Perictione tells the strange story of Merope of Sardis, the Nietzschean philosopher who both made and destroyed her life. Little by little Archeanassa comes to recognize that Perictione's story is also her own story, and that the mystery of Colophon is the mystery of modernity itself. Through dialogues, stories, and fantasies, the narrative explores the aesthetic way of life, and the possibilities of meaning in an age of inverted commas.

As original in form as it is inspired in content, Perictione in Colophon will take its place as one of the major philosophical statements of our time, and one which gives a moving and memorable account of two women seek, and finding, consolation.

This is how philosophy was meant to be learned.

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More About Roger Scruton

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Roger Scruton is the author of a number of books, including Modern Philosophy and A Short History of Philosophy. Formerly Professor of Aesthetics at Birkbeck College, London University, and a visiting professor at Boston University, he lives in Wiltshire, England.

Roger Scruton currently resides in Wiltshire. Roger Scruton has an academic affiliation as follows - Birkbeck College, University of London (Emeritus) American Enterprise.

Roger Scruton has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Gifford Lectures
  2. Very Short Introductions

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Review of Scruton's 'Pericitione'  Mar 18, 2010
This work is distinct from the Xanthippic Dialogues, but it carries on with the lives of several characters, creating a comfortable setting for the reader. The dialogue/deliberate-imitation style of Xanthippic Dialogues is gone; this simply a modern novel inspired by the ancient world. Scruton works a lot of his own conservative ideals into the plot; there is a well-designed 'everything new is old' pattern. Biased, but inspired. This novel succeeds in its efforts to present Colophon as a decoy for the postmodern world. Well-done literature, no doubt about it.

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