By Nickolas Pappas

This publication takes a brand new method of the query, "Is the thinker to be visible as common man or woman or as eccentric?". via a analyzing of the Theaetetus, Pappas first considers how we determine philosophers – how do they seem, particularly how do they gown? The booklet strikes to fashionable philosophical remedies of favor, and of "anti-fashion". He argues that features of the fashion/anti-fashion debate follow to antiquity, certainly that nudity on the gymnasia was once an anti-fashion. therefore anti-fashion presents a fashion of viewing historic philosophy’s orientation towards a social global within which, for all its precise lifestyles in different places, philosophy additionally has to live.

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