Platonic Noise

Confronting the issue and the barn, Jack Gladney, the principal character of White Noise, is silent. I shall argue that a comparable polyphony exists in the ...

Platonic Noise

Platonic Noise

Platonic Noise brings classical and contemporary writings into conversation to enrich our experience of modern life and politics. Drawing on writers as diverse as Plato, Homer, Nietzsche, Borges, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth, Peter Euben shows us the relevance of both popular literature and ancient Greek thought to current questions of loss, mourning, and democracy--all while arguing for the redeeming qualities of political and intellectual work and making an original case against presentism. Juxtaposing ancient and contemporary texts, politics, and culture, Euben reflects on a remarkable range of recent issues and controversies. He discusses Stoic cosmopolitanism and globalization, takes a critical look at Nietzsche's own efforts to make the Greeks speak to the issues of his day, examines a Greek tragedy through Hannah Arendt's eyes, compares the role of comedy in ancient Athens and contemporary America, analyzes political theory as a reaction to an acute sense of loss, and considers questions of agency and morality. Platonic Noise makes a case for reading political theory and politics through literature. Working as much through example as through explicit argument, Euben casts the literary memory of Athenian democracy as a crucial cultural resource and a presence in contemporary political and theoretical debates. In so doing, he reasserts the moral value of what we used to call participatory democracy and the practical value of seeing ourselves with the help of insights from long-gone Greeks.

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Platonic Noise
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: J. Peter Euben
Categories: Philosophy
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-10 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Platonic Noise brings classical and contemporary writings into conversation to enrich our experience of modern life and politics. Drawing on writers as diverse as Plato, Homer, Nietzsche, Borges, Don DeLillo, and Philip Roth, Peter Euben shows us the relevance of both popular literature and ancient Greek thought to current questions
Transportation Noise Bibliography
Language: en
Pages: 90
Authors: Transportation Systems Center. Technology Sharing Program Office
Categories: Noise
Type: BOOK - Published: 1975 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Clifford R. Bragdon
Categories: Nature
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-11-11 - Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

In this handbook on a growing public menace, Clifford R. Bragdon applies acoustical engineering and social science to the least understood—yet one of the most serious—environmental hazards of modern society. This book is a precision tool; it gives facts and figures, precise scientific measurements, and accurate data on what noise
Aircraft Noise Abatement
Language: en
Pages: 1038
Authors: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Astronautics. Subcommittee on Aeronautics and Space Technology
Categories: Airplanes
Type: BOOK - Published: 1974 - Publisher:

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Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Josh Epstein
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-12-15 - Publisher: JHU Press

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