misReading Plato: Continental and Psychoanalytic Glimpses Beyond the Mask (Psychology and the Other) (Paperback)

misReading Plato: Continental and Psychoanalytic Glimpses Beyond the Mask (Psychology and the Other) By Matthew Clemente (Editor), Bryan J. Cocchiara (Editor), William J. Hendel (Editor) Cover Image
By Matthew Clemente (Editor), Bryan J. Cocchiara (Editor), William J. Hendel (Editor)
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This book reorients the scholarship on Plato by returning readers to his most fundamental insights and reflections on the nature of the human psyche and the human condition.

By approaching the dialogue anew, as if for the first time, the book creates new intellectual pathways by opening the conversation to a clash of ideas. The contributors offer nuanced, nontraditional readings of Plato, readings that not only analyze but also build on the dialogues by bringing them into conversation with psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and contemporary continental thought more broadly. It addresses a major gap in the literature caused by reading Plato as a metaphysician or moral or political philosopher and not, primarily, as a psychologist.

Psychologists and scholars in philosophy, psychoanalysis, Platonic thought, and other humanities-related disciplines will find this new approach to Plato refreshing, accessible, and uniquely innovative.

About the Author


Matthew Clemente is a husband and father of five. He lives and writes in Boston, Massachusetts, where he holds teaching appointments at Boston College and Boston University. He has published seven books, most recently Eros Crucified: Death, Desire, and the Divine in Psychoanalysis and Philosophy of Religion, and is the assistant editor of the Journal for Continental Philosophy of Religion.Bryan J. Cocchiara is currently an adjunct professor of philosophy at Brookdale Community College. He received his MA from Boston College in 2014, where he was a research fellow at the Lonergan Institute. He received his STM from Drew University in 2021, where he specialized in philosophical and theological studies in religion. He is the co-editor of misReading Nietzsche (Pickwick Publications, 2018).William J. Hendel is a teaching fellow at Boston College, who specializes in ethics, political philosophy, aesthetics, and contemporary continental philosophy.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781032062686
ISBN-10: 1032062681
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: June 21st, 2022
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Psychology and the Other