David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Cambridge University Press (2004)
Scholars of Plato are divided between those who emphasize the literature of the dialogues and those who emphasize the argument of the dialogues, and between those who see a development in the thought of the dialogues and those who do not. In this important book, Russell Dancy focusses on the arguments and defends a developmental picture. He explains the Theory of Forms of the Phaedo and Symposium as an outgrowth of the quest for definitions canvassed in the Socratic dialogues, by constructing a Theory of Definition for the Socratic dialogues based on the refutations of definitions in those dialogues, and showing how that theory is mirrored in the Theory of Forms. His discussion, notable for both its clarity and its meticulous scholarship, ranges in detail over a number of Plato's early and middle dialogues, and will be of interest to readers in Plato studies and in ancient philosophy more generally.
|Keywords||Form (Philosophy Knowledge, Theory of|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
|Buy the book||$39.29 new (22% off) $42.33 used (16% off) $49.99 direct from Amazon Amazon page|
|Call number||B398.F57.D36 2004|
|ISBN(s)||0521037182 9780521838016 0521838010|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Pierdaniele Giaretta & Giuseppe Spolaore (2012). Validity and Effectiveness of Ambiguity: A Famous Argument by Socrates. [REVIEW] Argumentation 26 (3):393-407.
T. F. Morris (2009). Manliness in Plato's Laches. Dialogue 48 (03):619-.
Similar books and articles
Terence Irwin (1995). Plato's Ethics. Oxford University Press.
Hugh H. Benson (2000). Socratic Wisdom: The Model of Knowledge in Plato's Early Dialogues. Oxford University Press.
Sandra Peterson (2011). Socrates and Philosophy in the Dialogues of Plato. Cambridge University Press.
Thomas C. Brickhouse (2004). Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Plato and the Trial of Socrates. Routledge.
Christopher Gill & Mary Margaret McCabe (eds.) (1996/2000). Form and Argument in Late Plato. Oxford University Press.
J. Angelo Corlett (2005). Interpreting Plato's Dialogues. Parmenides Pub..
C. J. Rowe (2007). Plato and the Art of Philosophical Writing. Cambridge University Press.
Norman Gulley (1962/1986). Plato's Theory of Knowledge. Greenwood Press.
Charles H. Kahn (1996). Plato and the Socratic Dialogue: The Philosophical Use of a Literary Form. Cambridge University Press.
John Malcolm (1991). Plato on the Self-Predication of Forms: Early and Middle Dialogues. Oxford University Press.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads64 ( #36,359 of 1,699,828 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,935 of 1,699,828 )
How can I increase my downloads?