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  1. added 2020-09-11
    Unclarity and the Intermediates in Plato’s Discussions of Clarity in the Republic.Nicholas Smith - 2018 - Plato: The Internet Journal of the International Plato Society 18.
    In this paper, I argue that the two versions of divided line create problems that cannot be solved — with or without the hypothesis that the objects belonging to the level of διάνοια on the divided line are intermediates. I also argue that the discussion of arithmetic and calculation does not fit Aristotle’s attribution of intermediates to Plato and provides no support for the claim that Plato had such intermediates in mind when he talked about διάνοια in the Republic. The (...)
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    What Are Collections and Divisions Good For?Jens Kristian Larsen - 2020 - Ancient Philosophy 40 (1):107-133.
    This article defends three claims. First, that collection and division in the Phaedrus are described as procedures that underlie human speaking and thinking in general, as well as philosophical inquiry, and are not identified with either. Second, that what sets the dialectical use of these procedures apart from their ordinary use are philosophical suppositions independent of the procedures of collection and division themselves; for that reason, collection and division cannot be identified with dialectic as such. Third, that the second part (...)
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    Indledning.Jens Kristian Larsen & Jakob Leth Fink - 2016 - In Platon - værk og virkning. København, Danmark: pp. 13-38.
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    Second Sailing Towards Immortality and God.Rafael Ferber - forthcoming - Mnemosyne.
    This paper deals with the deuteros plous, literally ‘the second voyage’, proverbially ‘the next best way’, discussed in Plato’s Phaedo, the key passage being Phd. 99e4-100a3. I argue that (a) the ‘flight into the logoi’ can have two different interpretations, a standard one and a non-standard one. The issue is whether at 99e-100a Socrates means that both the student of erga and the student of logoi consider images (‘the standard interpretation’), or the student of logoi does not consider images (‘the (...)
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    A Theory of Evolution as a Process of Unfolding.Agustin Ostachuk - 2020 - Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy 16 (1):347-379.
    In this work I propose a theory of evolution as a process of unfolding. This theory is based on four logically concatenated principles. The principle of evolutionary order establishes that the more complex cannot be generated from the simpler. The principle of origin establishes that there must be a maximum complexity that originates the others by logical deduction. Finally, the principle of unfolding and the principle of actualization guarantee the development of the evolutionary process from the simplest to the most (...)
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    Ordinary Language, Cephalus and a Deflationary Account of the Forms.Joshua Anderson - 2020 - Humanities Bulletin 3 (1):17-29.
    In this article I seek to come to some understanding of the interlocutors in the first book of Plato’s Republic, particularly Cephalus. A more complete view of Cephalus not only provides some interesting ways to think about Plato and the Republic, but also suggests an interesting alternative to Plato’s view of justice. The article will progress as follows: First, I discuss Plato’s allegory of the cave. I, then, critique the cave allegory by applying the same kind of reasoning that O. (...)
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    A Platonic Trope Bundle Theory.Christopher Buckels - forthcoming - Ancient Philosophy Today.
    This paper provides a rational reconstruction of a Platonic trope bundle theory that is a live alternative to contemporary bundle theories. According to the theory, Platonic particulars are composed of what Plato calls images of Forms; contemporary metaphysicians call these tropes. Tropes are dependent on Forms and the Receptacle, while trope bundles are structured by natural kinds using the Phaedo’s principles of inclusion and exclusion and the Timaeus’ geometrized elements, as well as by co-location in the Receptacle. Key elements of (...)
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    Método dialéctico y verdad en el Parménides de Platón.Gerardo Óscar Matía Cubillo - forthcoming - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía.
    Empleando procedimientos de la lógica simbólica, el presente trabajo contribuye a una mejor comprensión del ejercicio dialéctico llevado a cabo en el Parménides. La interpretación de las formas del ser y el no ser a partir de la oposición entre el objeto de conocimiento y el pensamiento acerca del mismo, abre la puerta a una manera original de enfocar el problema de la verdad en Platón. Puede resultar interesante, asimismo, la solución que se propone a la aporía planteada en Parménides (...)
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    Sugerencias sobre el modo de combinar las formas platónicas para superar las dificultades interpretativas del diálogo Parménides. La distinción entre la participación inmediata y la participación relacional.Gerardo Óscar Matía Cubillo - 2019 - Endoxa 43:41-66.
    Este trabajo pretende ser una referencia útil para los estudiosos de la filosofía de Platón. Aporta un enfoque original a la investigación de los procesos lógicos que condicionan que unas formas participen de otras. Con la introducción del concepto de participación relacional, abre una posible vía de solución a las distintas versiones del argumento del «tercer hombre». Puede resultar de interés asimismo el método de generación de los números a partir de lo par y lo impar, propuesto en la interpretación (...)
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    Reflections on the ‘Mirror-Image’ Theory of Platonic Particulars.Edward Slowik - 1997 - Cogito 11 (3):199-205.
    As a means of overcoming the "Third Man" argument, several commentators have developed an influential theory of the relationship between Platonic Forms and particulars based on Plato's use of "image" analogies. This essay explores the viability of this "image-analogy" hypothesis and, in particular, examines an important, but neglected, argument advanced by R. E. Allen intent on establishing an ontological distinction between an image and its object-source.
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    Love, Will, and the Intellectual Ascents.Sarah Catherine Byers - 2020 - In Tarmo Toom (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Augustine's Confessions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 154-174.
    Augustine’s accounts of his so-called mystical experiences in conf. 7.10.16, 17.23, and 9.10.24 are puzzling. The primary problem is that, although in all three accounts he claims to have seen “that which is,” we have no satisfactory account of what “that which is” is supposed to be. I shall be arguing that, contrary to a common interpretation, Augustine’s intellectual “seeing” of “being” in Books 7 and 9 was not a vision of the Christian God as a whole, nor of one (...)
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  12. added 2019-11-20
    Differentiating Philosopher From Statesman According to Work and Worth.Jens Kristian Larsen - 2020 - Polis 37 (3):550-566.
    Plato’s Sophist and Statesman stand out from many other Platonic dialogues by at least two features. First, they do not raise a ti esti question about a single virtue or feature of something, but raise the questions what sophist, statesman, and philosopher are, how they differ from each other, and what worth each should be accorded. Second, a visitor from Elea, rather than Socrates, seeks to addressed these questions and does so by employing what is commonly referred to as the (...)
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    The Quarrel Between Sophistry and Philosophy.Jens Kristian Larsen - 2011 - Dissertation, University of Copenhagen
    This study presents a full-length interpretation of two Platonic dialogues, the Theaetetus and the Sophist. The reading pursues a dramatic motif which I believe runs through these dialogues, namely the confrontation of Socratic philosophy, as it is understood by Plato, with the practise of sophistry. I shall argue that a major point for Plato in these two dialogues is to examine and defend his own Socratic or dialectical understanding of philosophy against the sophistic claim that false opinions and statements are (...)
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    What Has Aquinas Got Against Platonic Forms?Turner C. Nevitt - 2018 - In Gyula Klima & Alex Hall (eds.), Hylomorphism and Mereology: Proceedings of the Society for Medieval Logic and Metaphysics Volume 15. Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. pp. 67–79.
    Aquinas consistently criticizes Plato and his followers for their commitment to the existence of separate forms or ideas. There is no whiteness existing by itself apart from any particular white things or any particular person's thoughts about them. The same goes for every natural form, from humanity to heat. And yet Aquinas is happy to appeal to such separate forms as examples to illustrate his own metaphysical views. This seems like a strange and dangerous procedure. If Aquinas considers Platonic forms (...)
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  15. added 2019-08-27
    Erōs Tyrannos: Philosophical Passion and Psychic Ordering in the Republic.Suzanne Obdrzalek - 2012 - In Noburo Notomi & Luc Brisson (eds.), Dialogues on Plato's Politeia (Republic): Selected Papers from the IX Symposium Platonicum. pp. 188-193.
    In this paper, I explore parallels between philosophical and tyrannical eros in Plato's Republic. I argue that in arguing that reason experiences eros for the forms, Plato introduces significant tensions into his moral psychology.
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  16. added 2019-06-27
    Das Monster in Uns.Gianluigi Segalerba - 2016 - Philosophical Inquiry 40 (1-2):38-57.
    The essay consists in the analysis of the problem of the evil in the man and in the analysis of the remedies which the man can find against the evil. Plato affirms the presence of an active principle of evil in the soul of every man, which coincides with some instincts of the appetitive soul; the opposite principle to the evil is the reason, which needs, though, a correct education in order to be able to fight efficiently against the evil (...)
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  17. added 2019-06-19
    The One Over Many Principle of Republic 596a.José Edgar González-Varela - forthcoming - Apeiron.
    Republic 596a introduces a One over Many principle that has traditionally been considered as an argument for the existence of Forms, according to which, one Form should be posited for each like-named plurality. This interpretation was challenged by (Smith, J. A. 1917. “General Relative Clauses in Greek.” Classical Review 31: 69–71.), who interpreted it rather as a statement that each Form is unique and correlated to a plurality of things that have the same name as it. (Sedley, D. 2013. “Plato (...)
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    The Razor Argument of Metaphysics A.9.José Edgar González-Varela - 2018 - Phronesis 63 (4):408-448.
    I discuss Aristotle’s opening argument against Platonic Forms in _Metaphysics_ A.9, ‘the Razor’, which criticizes the introduction of Forms on the basis of an analogy with a hypothetical case of counting things. I argue for a new interpretation of this argument, and show that it involves two interesting objections against the introduction of Forms as formal causes: one concerns the completeness and the other the adequacy of such an explanatory project.
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  19. added 2019-06-17
    O argumento ontológico em platão: A imortalidade do problema.António Pedro Mesquita - 1994 - Philosophica 3:85-109.
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    O argumento ontológico em platão: O problema da imortalidade.António Pedro Mesquita - 1993 - Philosophica 2:31-42.
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  21. added 2019-06-07
    Was heißt »Immanenz der Formen« bei Aristoteles?: What does the »Immanence of the Forms« in Aristotle mean?Thomas Buchheim - 2002 - Prolegomena 1 (1):5-18.
    »Immanence of the forms« – the precise meaning of this very famous self-characterization of Aristotelian philosophy remained almost unexplored until recently. This article shows that the immanence means neither being contained, nor inherency, nor being spatially embraced, nor just and only inseparability from matter. Moreover, what is at stake is a special case of such inseparability, so that the Form – as something conceptually separated – nevertheless provides a full definition of the substantial object having that form. This account is (...)
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  22. added 2019-06-06
    Plato: A Guide for the Perplexed Plato, Metaphysics and the Forms.A. H. Lesser - 2009 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 3 (1):78-81.
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    God and Forms in Plato. By Richard D. Mohr: Book Reviews. [REVIEW]Robin Waterfield - 2007 - Heythrop Journal 48 (4):617-618.
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    On Today’s Two-Worlds Interpretation: Knowledge and True Belief in Plato.Travis Butler - 2007 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 45 (1):31-56.
    This paper presents arguments against two crucial elements of recent versions of the Two-Worlds interpretation of Plato. I argue first that in addition to knowledge of the forms, Plato allows beliefs about them as well. Then I argue that Plato sees knowledge as a state in which the subject is conscious of information about the forms. Thus, the infallibility of knowledge must be understood in a way that is consistent with its being informational. Finally, I argue that my conclusions about (...)
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    Methexis. La teoria platonica delle Idee e la participazione delle cose empiriche dai dialoghi giovanili al Parmenide. [REVIEW]Yvon LaFrance - 2006 - Dialogue 45 (3):594-599.
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    Plato’s Theory of Forms Reconsidered: Radical Purity in Philebus 11a-15b?Andrew Hamilton - 2005 - Ancient Philosophy 25 (2):349-363.
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    The Forms, the Form of the Good, and the Desire for Good in Plato’s Republic.Terry Penner - 2003 - Modern Schoolman 80 (3):191-233.
  28. added 2019-06-06
    Plato’s Form of the Beautiful in the Symposium Versus Aristotle’s Unmoved Mover in the Metaphysics.Kyung-Choon Chang - 2002 - Classical Quarterly 52 (2):431-446.
  29. added 2019-06-06
    The Role of the Timaeus in the Development of Plato’s Late Ontology.K. M. Sayre - 1998 - Ancient Philosophy 18 (1):93-124.
  30. added 2019-06-06
    The Demiurge and the Forms: A Return to the Ancient Interpretation of Plato’s Timaeus.Eric D. Perl - 1998 - Ancient Philosophy 18 (1):81-92.
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    Plato’s ‘Mirror-Image’ Theory of Particulars.Edward Slowik - 1997 - Cogito 11 (3):199-205.
    As a means of overcoming the "Third Man" argument, several commentators have developed an influential theory of the relationship between Platonic Forms and particulars based on Plato's use of "image" analogies. This essay explores the viability of this "image-analogy" hypothesis and, in particular, examines an important, but neglected, argument advanced by R. E. Allen intent on establishing an ontological distinction between an image and its object-source.
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    Plato on the Self-Predication of Forms: Early and Middle Dialogues. [REVIEW]R. I. Winton - 1993 - The Classical Review 43 (1):184-185.
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    "The Idea of the Good in Platonic-Aristotelian Philosophy", by Hans-Georg Gadamer. [REVIEW]Robert B. Louden - 1988 - Ancient Philosophy 8 (2):298.
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    Richard Patterson, "Image and Reality in Plato's Metaphysics". [REVIEW]Jerome P. Schiller - 1987 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 25 (2):289.
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    Plato's Form of the Good. [REVIEW]R. W. Jordan - 1986 - The Classical Review 36 (1):65-67.
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    The Uniqueness Proof for Forms in "Republic" X.Richard D. Parry - 1985 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (2):133.
  37. added 2019-06-06
    "Forms Matter and Mind", by Eric Ostenfeld. [REVIEW]R. W. Jordan - 1985 - Ancient Philosophy 5 (2):325.
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    Plato’s Arguments for Forms. [REVIEW]David Keyt - 1984 - Ancient Philosophy 4 (2):241.
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    Plato's Theory of Forms. [REVIEW]C. C. W. Taylor - 1977 - The Classical Review 27 (2):199-200.
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    Plato's Theory of Ideas. [REVIEW]D. W. Hamlyn - 1976 - The Classical Review 26 (1):66-67.
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    Participation in Plato’s Parmenides.M. J. Cresswell - 1975 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 13 (2):163-171.
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    R. E. Allen, "Plato's `Euthyphro' and the Earlier Theory of Forms". [REVIEW]Georgios Anagnostopoulos - 1972 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 10 (3):354.
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    Perceptual Judgements and Particulars in Plato's Later Philosophy.Edith Watson Schipper - 1961 - Phronesis 6:102.
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    Location of the Platonic Ideas.Kevin F. Doherty - 1960 - Review of Metaphysics 14 (1):57-72.
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    Das Problem der Kunst Bet Platon. [REVIEW]J. L. Ackrill - 1956 - The Classical Review 6 (2):164-165.
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    Plato's Parmenides: Some Suggestions for its Interpretation 1.Arthur L. Peck - 1953 - Classical Quarterly 3 (3-4):126-150.
    In modern work on the Parmenides it is commonly supposed that in the First Part of the dialogue Plato's main concern is criticism of his own doctrine of Forms, or of some formulations of that doctrine, and that the criticisms have some sort of validity and are in some degree ‘damaging’ to the doctrine. It is thus often assumed that Plato's purpose is to make the reader ask himself, ‘Where is Plato wrong? Where is his doctrine of Forms, or his (...)
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    Plato's Theory of Forms II.A. K. Rogers - 1935 - Philosophical Review 44:515.
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    Plato’s “Idea” and Aristotle’s “Entelechy”.Samuel Ward Boardman - 1910 - The Monist 20 (2):297-299.
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    Gaye on Plato's Conception of Immortality. [REVIEW]R. G. Bury - 1905 - The Classical Review 19 (3):160-162.
  50. added 2019-05-21
    Being In Late Plato.Eric Sanday - 2018 - In A Companion to Ancient Philosophy. pp. 147-159.
    This chapter [of the edited volume, A Companion to Ancient Philosophy] examines the shift in Plato’s account of the eidē or ‘forms’ from the Republic to the Parmenides. Forms in the Republic are characterized in terms of perfection, purity, and changelessness, with the form being an ultimate explanatory principle for being-X. Participants, while being-X, are also capable of not-being-X, either through qualitative change and coming-to-be, or through external changes in perspective or opinion, by which they “appear [φανήσεται]” not-X (R. V.479a7). (...)
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