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  1. added 2018-12-10
    Theophrast: Metaphysik.Gregor Damschen, Dominic Kaegi & Enno Rudolph - 2012 - Hamburg: Meiner.
    Theophrastus' treatise "Metaphysics" contains a compact and critical reconstruction of unsolved systematic problems of classical Greek philosophy. It is primarily about fundamental problems of ontology and natural philosophy, such as the question of the interdependence of principles and perceptible phenomena or the plausibility of teleology as a methodical principle of the explanation of nature. The aim of the critical Greek-German edition (with introduction and commentary) is to make visible the systematic significance of Theophrastus' critique of metaphysics.
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    A Good Second-Best: "Phaedo" 99b Ff.K. M. W. Shipton - 1979 - Phronesis 24 (1):33-53.
  3. added 2018-06-14
    Erratum: Plato's Causal Logic and the Third Man Argument.Richard Sharvy - 1987 - Noûs 21 (3):455.
  4. added 2018-06-14
    Plato's Causal Logic and the Third Man Argument.Richard Sharvy - 1986 - Noûs 20 (4):507-530.
    (1) anything that fs does so because it participates in the f itself. (2) it is impossible that: a form phi fs because phi participates in phi. (3) the f itself fs. These are inconsistent all right, but (1) is not a doctrine of the theory of forms, and (2) is neither reasonable nor held by plato! but the tma does not involve any of these three. Rather, the tma is aimed at (4) anything that fs does so (a) because (...)
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    Euthyphro 9d-11b: Analysis and Definition in Plato and Others.Richard Sharvy - 1972 - Noûs 6 (2):119-137.
  6. added 2018-05-16
    Platonic Causes.David Sedley - 1998 - Phronesis 43 (2):114-132.
    This paper examines Plato's ideas on cause-effect relations in the "Phaedo." It maintains that he sees causes as things (not events, states of affairs or the like), with any information as to how that thing brings about the effect relegated to a strictly secondary status. This is argued to make good sense, so long as we recognise that aition means the "thing responsible" and exploit legal analogies in order to understand what this amounts to. Furthermore, provided that we do not (...)
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  7. added 2017-11-10
    Participation in Plato. [REVIEW]Wolfgang Scheffel - 1975 - Philosophy and History 8 (2):204-207.
  8. added 2017-10-06
    Plato's Image Theory of Participation.Richard Allen Patterson - 1975 - Dissertation, University of Pennsylvania
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  9. added 2017-10-05
    The Sources of Evil Problem and the "Arche Kineseos" [Greek] Doctrine in Plato.Richard Mohr - 1980 - Apeiron 14 (1):41.
  10. added 2017-09-15
    The Argument Against the Friends of the Forms Revisited: Sophist 248a4–249d5.Michael Wiitala - 2018 - Apeiron 51 (2):171-200.
    There are only two places in which Plato explicitly offers a critique of the sort of theory of forms presented in the Phaedo and Republic: at the beginning of the Parmenides and in the argument against the Friends of the Forms in the Sophist. An accurate account of the argument against the Friends, therefore, is crucial to a proper understanding of Plato’s metaphysics. How the argument against the Friends ought to be construed and what it aims to accomplish, however, are (...)
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  11. added 2016-12-12
    Nature and Divinity in Plato's Timaeus.Sarah Broadie - 2012 - Cambridge University Press.
    Plato's Timaeus is one of the most influential and challenging works of ancient philosophy to have come down to us. Sarah Broadie's rich and compelling study proposes new interpretations of major elements of the Timaeus, including the separate Demiurge, the cosmic 'beginning', the 'second mixing', the Receptacle and the Atlantis story. Broadie shows how Plato deploys the mythic themes of the Timaeus to convey fundamental philosophical insights and examines the profoundly differing methods of interpretation which have been brought to bear (...)
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    On Necessity.D. Rita Alfonso - 2012 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (2):233-245.
    Since Stalbaum’s 1838 translation revived interest in Plato’s Timaeus, commentators have tended to bracket the discourse on Necessity, reading it as either mythical or mystical. This essay offers an interpretation of Necessity that is also an assertion of its importance for understanding the philosophically important conception of chora-space found therein. Beginning with throwing ourselves back into the Presocratic milieu, I examine what remains of Presocratic notions of kreon and ananke (necessity) in order to move forward a more robust interpretation of (...)
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    Comments on Plato's Causal Explanation.D. Z. Andriopoulos - 2008 - Philosophical Inquiry 30 (3-4):115-143.
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    Aristotle's Analysis of Change and Plato's Theory of Transcendent Ideas.Chung-Hwan Chen - 1975 - Phronesis 20 (2):129-145.
  15. added 2016-09-05
    Mary Margaret McCabe. Plato's Individuals. [REVIEW]Scott Berman - 1996 - Modern Schoolman 73:356-359.
  16. added 2016-03-12
    The Forms in the Euthyphro and the Statesman: A Case Against the Developmental Reading of Plato’s Dialogues.Michael Wiitala - 2014 - International Philosophical Quarterly 54 (4):393-410.
    The Euthyphro is generally considered one of Plato’s early dialogues. According to the developmental approach to reading the dialogues, when writing the Euthyphro Plato had not yet developed the sort of elaborate “theory of forms ” that we see presented in the middle dialogues and further refined in the late dialogues. This essay calls the developmental account into question by showing how key elements from the theory of forms that appear in the late dialogues, particularly in the Statesman, are already (...)
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    Ist die Idee des Guten nicht transzendent oder ist sie es doch? Nochmals Platons ΕΠΕΚΕΙΝΑ ΤΗΣ ΟΥΣΙΑΣ.Rafael Ferber - 2005 - In Damir Barbaric (ed.), Platon über das Gute und die Gerechtigkeit / Plato on Goodness and Justice / Platone sul Bene e sulla Giustizia. Königshausen & Neumann. pp. 149-174.
    Plato scholars such as Matthias Baltes (1940-2003) and Luc Brisson have defended the thesis that Plato‘s Idea of the Good is on the one hand beyond being (epekeina tês ousias) in dignity and power, but is nevertheless not transcendent over being. The article gives first (I.), an introduction into the status questionis. Second (II.), it delivers the most important arguments for the thesis of Baltes and Brisson. Third (III.), it gives two counterarguments against the thesis. Fourth (IV), it deals with (...)
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    Plato's Material Principle.James T. Reagan - 1970 - Modern Schoolman 47 (2):177-193.
  19. added 2015-04-25
    Probabilistic Causality From a Dynamical Point of View.Jan Plato - 1990 - Topoi 9 (2):101-108.
  20. added 2015-04-19
    Plato on Necessity and Disorder.Olof Pettersson - 2013 - Frontiers of Philosophy in China (BRILL) 8 (4):546-565.
    In the Timaeus, Plato makes a distinction between reason and necessity. This distinction is often accounted for as a distinction between two types of causation: purpose oriented causation and mechanistic causation. While reason is associated with the soul and taken to bring about its effects with the good and the beautiful as the end, necessity is understood in terms of a set of natural laws pertaining to material things. In this paper I shall suggest that there are reasons to reconsider (...)
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    Plato and Aristotle on the Problem of Efficient Causation.James Lindsay - 1906 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 19 (4):509-514.
  22. added 2015-04-03
    Reasons and Causes in Plato.Grace M. Ledbetter - 1999 - Ancient Philosophy 19 (2):255-265.
  23. added 2015-03-31
    Causation in the Phaedo.Sean Kelsey - 2004 - Pacific Philosophical Quarterly 85 (1):21–43.
    In the _Phaedo Socrates says that as a young man he thought it a great thing to know the causes of things; but finding existing accounts unsatisfying, he fell back on a method of his own, hypothesizing that Forms are causes. I argue that part of what this hypothesis says is that certain phenomena--the ones for which it postulates Forms as causes--are the result of processes whose object was to produce them. I then use this conclusion to explain how Socrates' (...)
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    Plato's Concept of Causal Explanation.James Wayne Dye - 1978 - Tulane Studies in Philosophy 27:37-56.
  25. added 2015-03-14
    Plato's Theory of Stuffs.Nicholas Denyer - 1983 - Philosophy 58 (225):315 - 327.
    The theory of forms makes a very poor theory of universals. It-or at least the "phaedo's" version of it-makes excellent sense as a theory of the elemental stuffs from which everything is made. This is shown by a detailed examination of all that this "phaedo" has to say about forms.
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    The Problem of Causation in Plato's Philosophy.Phillip De Lacy - 1939 - Princeton.
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    Plato's Theory of Causality: Phaedo 95-106.M. J. Cresswell - 1971 - Australasian Journal of Philosophy 49 (3):244 – 249.
  28. added 2015-03-05
    The Ideas as Aitiai in the Phaedo.Evan L. Burge - 1971 - Phronesis 16 (1):1 - 13.
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    À quelles conditions peut-on parler de « matière » dans le Timée de Platon ?Luc Brisson - 2003 - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale 1 (1):5-21.
    Dans le Timée, l'hypothèse de la khó̱ra, qu'il faut se garder d'identifier avec la húle̱ aristotélicienne, permet de rendre compte du fait que les choses sensibles sont radicalement différentes de leur modèle intelligible. Or, la constitution mathématique des éléments à partir de la khó̱ra mène à la contradiction suivante : dans l'univers platonicien, il faut tenir compte à la fois du continu qui doit caractériser la khó̱ra, et du discontinu qu'instaurent inéluctablement les polyèdres réguliers auxquels sont associés les éléments. La (...)
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    Cause and Definition in Plato's Hippias Major.Thomas A. Blackson - 1992 - Philosophical Inquiry 14 (3-4):1-11.
  31. added 2015-02-28
    The Good or The Demiurge: Causation and the Unity of Good in Plato.Eugenio E. Benitez - 1995 - Apeiron 28 (2):113 - 140.
    In Republic VI 508e-9b Plato has Socrates claim that the Good is the cause (αίτίαν) of truth and knowledge as well as the very being of the Forms. Consequently, as causes must be distinct from and superior to their effects, the Good is neither truth nor knowledge nor even being, but exceeds them all in beauty (509a), as well as in honour and power (509b). No other passage in Plato has had a more intoxicating effect on its readers. To take (...)
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    Plato's Conception of the Cosmos.Hartley B. Alexander - 1918 - The Monist 28 (1):1-24.
  33. added 2014-11-15
    Forms and Causes in Plato's Phaedo.Christopher Byrne - 1989 - Dionysius 13:3-15.
    Gregory Vlastos has argued that Aristotle and other commentators on the Phaedo have mistakenly interpreted Plato’s Forms to be efficient causes. While Vlastos is correct that the Forms by themselves are not efficient causes, because of his neo-Kantianism he has misunderstood the close connection between the Forms and the explanation of change, including teleological change. This paper explores the connection in Plato’s Phaedo between the Forms, the nature of change, and efficient causality, and argues that Aristotle’s remarks are not as (...)
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