THE INVENTION OF THE THEORETICAL PHILOSOPHY. NOTES ON ANDREA WILSON-NIGHTINGALE'S BOOK 'SPECTACLES OF TRUTH IN CLASSICAL GREEK PHILOSOPHY. -THEORIA- IN ITS CULTURAL CONTEXT'
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Philosophy as the contemplation of truth and identification of knowledge with seeing are both Plato's inventions. As a model for his philosophy, Athenian thinker takes religion institution of pilgrimage (theoria), which is very popular in ancient Greece. The book by Andrea Wilson-Nightingale about 'theoria' in ancient Greek philosophy is a valuable contribution to the reconstruction of a social background of arising philosophy.
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