Names and Nature in Plato's Cratylus

Routledge (2001)
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This study offers a comprehensive new interpretation of one of Plato's most enigmatic and controversial dialogues, the Cratylus , showing it to present a complex and unified argument for a positive conclusion. Throughout, the book combines analysis of Plato's arguments with attentiveness to his philosophical method, including its "dramatic" or "literary" features; in particular, Socrates' extended etymological discourse, long an interpretive puzzle, is explained in terms of the various Platonic genres to which it belongs.
Keywords Names  Naturalness (Linguistics  Language and languages Philosophy
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Call number B367.B37 2001
ISBN(s) 0815339658   9780815339656
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