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The Vision of Floyer Sydenham

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The 18th-century philosopher Floyer Sydenham is usually remembered as a penniless scholar whose translations of Plato Thomas Taylor absorbed into his complete edition. But using previously unnoticed biographical material, Andrew Baker here tells the true story of Sydenham as a Platonic visionary in his own right. For Sydenham was part of a small group of friends who revived Platonism as an antidote to the materialism of the age and who supplied the philosophical background to the Greek Revival in art, architecture and landscape fifty years before Thomas Taylor.

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