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“Dva” Aristoksenova lica
“Two” Faces of Aristoksen

Author(s): Željko Škuljević
Subject(s): Music, Ancient Philosphy
Published by: Akademija Nauka i Umjetnosti Bosne i Hercegovine
Keywords: Aristotle; Aristoksen; biography; elements of harmony and rhythm; enteleheia; sumagogai; Peripatetics; “scandalous chronicle”; “praise Philodoxy” ta paidiká; Socrates; Janus;

Summary/Abstract: Uncontested musicological merits of the creator (thinker) from Taranto don’t “save” him from a large number of tendentious and shameful writings based not on facts but on mere speculations. Regardless of scarce resources there is no doubt that the Aristoksen is a creator of biography as a literary and philosophical genre, peripatetic and disciple of Aristotle. Deifying Plato, a large number of so-called “researchers”, favoring inherited opinion more than serious research, considered his biographical seeing of Socrates scandalous. As this is not the case with the “Life of Pythagoras”, one gets the impression that the Aristoksen had more than one “face” and that Plato’s Socrates is only one true Plato (at best it is one of possibilities). On the basis of Aristoksen’s presentation in the Life of Socrates we tried to convincingly prove the above mentioned possibility with this text.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 01+02
  • Page Range: 19-27
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bosnian