Literary Nonfiction. "In this follow-up to his first book, Plato's Erotic Thought: The Tree of the Unknown, Professor Geier attempts to clarify the fundamental and intimate relationship between 'the soul in a true learning condition and the Beloved Unknown as its primary 'object.'' Geier's book is an absolute must-read for anyone interested in understanding the true character of the learning soul along with its true object." —Barry Robbins
Alfred Geier received his BA from St. John's College in Annapolis, his MA in Political Philosophy under Leo Strauss at the University of Chicago, and his PhD in Classics under Ludwig Edelstein at The Johns Hopkins University. He taught at the University of Rochester in the Department of Religion and Classics for 50 years and is now retired. His most recent work is Plato's Erotic Thought: The Tree of the Unknown (University of Rochester Press, 2002). Currently he is working on The Misfortunes of Glaukus and Glaukon in Plato's Republic, and Divine Madness and Moderation in Plato's Phaedrus.
Author City: Rochester, NY USA