Editors: Michael Naas, Jeremy Bell
Contributing author: Sara Brill
Sara Brill is a contributing author, "Animality and Sexual Difference in the Timaeus."
Book Description: Plato's Animals examines the crucial role played by animal images, metaphors, allusions, and analogies in Plato's Dialogues. These fourteen lively essays demonstrate that the gadflies, snakes, stingrays, swans, dogs, horses, and other animals that populate Plato's work are not just rhetorical embellishments. Animals are central to Plato's understanding of the hierarchy between animals, humans, and gods and are crucial to his ideas about education, sexuality, politics, aesthetics, the afterlife, the nature of the soul, and philosophy itself. The volume includes a comprehensive annotated index to Plato’s bestiary in both Greek and English.
Brill, Sara. "Animality and Sexual Difference in the Timaeus." Plato’s Animals, edited by Michael Naas and Jeremy Bell, Indiana University Press, 2015.
Naas, Michael; Bell, Jeremy; and Brill, Sara, "Plato's Animals" (2015). Philosophy Faculty Book Gallery. 41.