This category needs an editor. We encourage you to help if you are qualified.
Volunteer, or read more about what this involves.
Related categories

171 found
Order:
1 — 50 / 171
  1. added 2020-03-29
    Knowing the Whole: Comments on Gill, “Plato’s Phaedrus and the Method of Hippocrates”.Eric Brown - 2003 - Modern Schoolman 80 (4):315-323.
    Socrates suggests that no one can know the nature of soul without knowing the nature of the whole. The whole what? Gill proposes "the whole environment" in which the soul is active. I criticize this and argue for the old-fashioned reading of "the whole world.".
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  2. added 2020-03-25
    Plato's Socrates and His Conception of Philosophy.Eric Brown - forthcoming - In Richard Kraut & David Ebrey (eds.), The Cambridge Companion to Plato, 2nd ed. Cambridge:
    This is a study of Plato's use of the character Socrates to model what philosophy is. The study focuses on the Apology, and finds that philosophy there is the love of wisdom, where wisdom is expertise about how to live, of the sort that only gods can fully have, and where Socrates loves wisdom in three ways, first by honoring wisdom as the gods' possession, testing human claims to it, second by pursuing wisdom, examining himself as he examines others, to (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  3. added 2020-02-11
    Socratic Wisdom: The Model of Knowledge in Plato’s Early Dialogues.Alexander Nehamas - 2001 - Mind 110 (439):717-721.
  4. added 2019-11-20
    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 (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  5. added 2019-06-10
    Plato, Republic V–VII.Julia Annas - 1986 - Royal Institute of Philosophy Lectures 20:3-18.
    The long section on knowledge and the philosopher in books V–VII of the Republic is undoubtedly the most famous passage in Plato's work. So it is perhaps a good idea to begin by stressing how very peculiar, and in many ways elusive, it is. It is exciting, and stimulating, but extremely hard to understand.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (8 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  6. added 2019-06-07
    Plato's Metaphysical System. [REVIEW]Pamela M. Huby - 1972 - The Classical Review 22 (3):334-335.
  7. added 2019-06-06
    The Strength of Knowledge in Plato’s Protagoras.Justin Clark - 2012 - Ancient Philosophy 32 (2):237-255.
  8. added 2019-06-06
    Apprehension and Argument: Ancient Theories of Starting Points for Knowledge. [REVIEW]Priscilla Sakezles - 2009 - Ancient Philosophy 29 (2):419-423.
  9. added 2019-06-06
    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 (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  10. added 2019-06-06
    The Argument From Knowing and Not Knowing in Plato's "Theaetetus" (187E5-188C8).Paolo Crivelli - 1996 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 96 (1):177-196.
  11. added 2019-06-06
    Nature, Knowledge and Virtue. [REVIEW]Pamela M. Huby - 1992 - The Classical Review 42 (1):84-85.
  12. added 2019-06-06
    Cosmogony and Knowledge: St. Thomas and Plato.Anton C. Pegis - 1990 - Thought: Fordham University Quarterly 65 (3):359-375.
  13. added 2019-06-06
    Plato on Knowledge, Persuasion and the Art of Rhetoric: Gorgias 452e-455a.James S. Murray - 1988 - Ancient Philosophy 8 (1):1-10.
  14. added 2019-06-06
    Maharishi, Plato and the Tm‐Sidhi Program on Innate Structures of Consciousness.Jonathan Shear - 1981 - Metaphilosophy 12 (1):72-84.
  15. added 2019-06-06
    Knowledge and the Eyewitness: Plato Theaetetus 201 a-C.Frank A. Lewis - 1981 - Canadian Journal of Philosophy 11 (2):185-197.
    Replying to Theaetetus’ suggestion that knowledge is true opinion at Tht. 200e, Socrates remarks that ‘a whole profession’ testifies against this definition. The orator practises the art of persuasion, not to teach people, but make them believe whatever he wants. If a robbery has taken place, for example, he cannot in a short time teach adequately the truth about what happened to people who were not on the scene.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (6 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  16. added 2019-06-06
    Belief and Knowledge in the Philosophy of Plato. Studies on ‘Charmides’, ‘Menon’ and ‘The Republic’. [REVIEW]Manfred Baum - 1978 - Philosophy and History 11 (1):6-10.
  17. added 2019-06-06
    Plato’s Various Versions of the Greek Doxa Theory. A Philosophical Dictionary with Commentary. [REVIEW]Henry Walter Brann - 1971 - Philosophy and History 4 (1):48-50.
  18. added 2019-06-06
    Can Pleasures Be False? (Philebus 36C-41B).Fred D. Miller - 1971 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 2 (3):57-71.
    PLATO ARGUES THAT ANTICIPATORY PLEASURES MAY BE FALSE. THE STRUCTURE OF HIS ARGUMENT IS CLARIFIED. THE CRUX IS NOT THE INFERENCE FROM 'FALSE BELIEF' TO 'FALSE PICTURE' TO 'FALSE PLEASURE,' BUT THE DOCTRINE THAT THROUGH MENTAL IMAGERY PLEASURE, LIKE BELIEF, MAY TAKE AS OBJECTS UNREALIZED STATES OF AFFAIRS. ASSUMING FALSITY IS A BAD-MAKING CHARACTERISTIC, SOCRATES USES THE THESIS AGAINST HEDONISM. THE INTERPRETATIONS OF GOSLING, KENNY, AND MCLAUGHLIN ARE CRITICIZED.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  19. added 2019-06-06
    Plato on False Belief: Theaetetus 187-200.John Ackrill - 1966 - The Monist 50 (3):383-402.
    The paradox that there can be no such thing as falsity is treated by Plato in a number of places. As exploited in the early dialogue Euthydemus it appears to rest on a simple equivocation. A false statement would be one that stated what is not, but to state what is not is to state nothing; so a false statement would in fact be a non-statement, no statement at all.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  20. added 2019-06-06
    Norman Gulley, "Plato's Theory of Knowledge". [REVIEW]Robert Rein'L. - 1965 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 3 (1):113.
  21. added 2019-06-06
    W. G. Runciman, "Ploto's Later Epistemology". [REVIEW]J. L. Saunders - 1964 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 2 (2):255.
  22. added 2019-06-06
    Plato's Doctrine of the Good. [REVIEW]D. J. Allan - 1949 - The Classical Review 63 (1):19-21.
  23. 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). (...)
    Remove from this list  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  24. added 2019-03-07
    Knowledge and Truth in Plato: Stepping Past the Shadow of Socrates.Boris Hennig - 2019 - Philosophical Quarterly 69 (276):638-641.
    Review of Catherine Rowett's Knowledge and Truth in Plato.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  25. added 2019-03-07
    The Limits of Radical Openness: Gadamer on Socratic Dialectic and Plato’s Idea of the Good.Kevin Decker - 2000 - Symposium 4 (1):5-32.
    To what extent can the structure of dialogue be used to ground a theory of human understanding? In this paper, I examine Plato’s Phaedo, Republic, and Philebus with an eye toward challenging Gadamer’s thesis that Socratic dialogue grounds a theory of hermeneutics that characterizes understanding as a factor within experience as “radical openness.” I contend that there is a basic problem in Gadamer’s historical appropriation of the dialectic. This is that the elenchtic ideal of most of the early dialogues of (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  26. added 2018-12-17
    Grenzen des Gesprächs Über Ideen. Die Formen des Wissens Und Die Notwendigkeit der Ideen in Platons "Parmenides".Gregor Damschen - 2003 - In Gregor Damschen, Rainer Enskat & Alejandro G. Vigo (eds.), Platon und Aristoteles – sub ratione veritatis. Festschrift für Wolfgang Wieland zum 70. Geburtstag. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht. pp. 31-75.
    Limits of the Conversation about Forms. Types of Knowledge and Necessity of Forms in Plato's "Parmenides". - Forms (ideas) are among the things that Plato is serious about. But about these things he says in his "Seventh Letter": "There neither is nor ever will be a treatise of mine on the subject." (341c, transl. J. Harward). Plato's statement suggests the question, why one does not and never can do justice to the Platonic forms by means of a written text about (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   5 citations  
  27. added 2018-11-28
    Plato's Theory of Knowledge.Ralph Wedgwood - 2018 - In David Brink, Susan Sauvé Meyer & Christopher Shields (eds.), Virtue, Happiness, Knowledge: Themes from the Work of Gail Fine and Terence Irwin. Oxford: Oxford University Press. pp. 33-56.
    An account of Plato’s theory of knowledge is offered. Plato is in a sense a contextualist: at least, he recognizes that his own use of the word for “knowledge” varies – in some contexts, it stands for the fullest possible level of understanding of a truth, while in other contexts, it is broader and includes less complete levels of understanding as well. But for Plato, all knowledge, properly speaking, is a priori knowledge of necessary truths – based on recollection of (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  28. added 2018-07-06
    Платон, эвиденциализм и JTB (Plato, Evidentialism, and JTB).Pavel Butakov - 2018 - Schole 12 (2):669-685.
    It is often claimed that Plato’s definition of knowledge as “true opinion with an account” is in agreement with the contemporary analysis of knowledge as “justified true belief”. Some scholars disagree with the attribution of JTB to Plato. I analyze three influential arguments against the assumption of Plato’s agreement with JTB, and refute them. Then I provide my own argument against the assumption. I argue that the contemporary interpretation of the JTB formula understands “belief” not in the sense of an (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
    Translate
     
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  29. added 2018-06-27
    Knowledge and Reality in Plato’s "Philebus".Roger A. Shiner - 1974 - Van Gorcum.
  30. added 2018-06-23
    The Role of the Earlier Speeches in the "Symposium": Plato's Endoxic Method?Frisbee C. C. Sheffield - 2006 - In J. H. Lesher, Debra Nails & Frisbee C. C. Sheffield (eds.), Plato's Symposium: Issues in Interpretation and Reception. Harvard University Press.
  31. added 2018-06-14
    Judgment and Perception in "Theaetetus" 184-186.Joseph Shea - 1985 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (1):1-14.
  32. added 2018-06-06
    Socrates on Why We Should Inquire.David Ebrey - 2017 - Ancient Philosophy 37 (1):1-17.
    This paper examines whether Socrates provides his interlocutors with good reasons to seek knowledge of what virtue is, reasons that they are in a position to appreciate. I argue that in the Laches he does provide such reasons, but they are not the reasons that are most commonly identified as Socratic. Socrates thinks his interlocutors should be motivated not by the idea that virtue is knowledge nor by the idea that knowledge is good for its own sake, but rather by (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  33. added 2018-05-18
    Plato "Theaetetus" 145-147.David Sedley & Lesley Brown - 1994 - Proceedings of the Aristotelian Society 94 (1):229-242.
  34. added 2018-03-06
    Formen des Wissens in Platons Protagoras.Martin F. Meyer - 2011 - Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch Fur Antike Und Mittelalter 14 (1):57-83.
  35. added 2018-02-17
    Socratic Anti-Empiricism in the "Phaedo".Dirk Baltzly - 1996 - Apeiron 29 (4):121-142.
    In the Phaedo, Socrates endorses the view that the senses are not a means whereby we may come to gain knowledge. Whenever one investigates by means of the senses, one is deceived. One can attain truth only by inquiry through intellect alone. It is a measure of the success of empiricism that modern commentators take a very different approach to Phaedo 65a9-67b3 than their neoplatonist forebearers did. In what follows I shall argue that, if they made too much of "Socrate's" (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  36. added 2018-02-17
    Plato's Sophist: Falsehoods and Images.W. Bondeson - 1972 - Apeiron 6 (2):1-6.
    Possibility of falsehood arises in the early parts of plato's "sophist". I argue that the participants in the dialogue operate with two related analogies, one which considers spoken images to be fundamentally like seen images, and another analogy which considers the objects of stating or believing to be like the objects of perceiving. (the second analogy has parallels in "theaetetus" 188c-189b). These analogies lead to confusions which plato attempts to dispel in the later portions of the "sophist".
    Remove from this list   Direct download (4 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  37. added 2017-12-15
    Hypothetical Method and Rationality in Plato.Samuel Scolnicov - 1974 - Philosophia 4 (4):570-571.
  38. added 2017-11-24
    An Anachronism in Cornford's "Plato's Theory of Knowledge".James C. Schultz - 1966 - Modern Schoolman 43 (4):397-406.
  39. added 2017-11-12
    Ebert–Plato - Ebert Theodor: Meinung Und Wissen in der Philosophie Platons. Untersuchungen Zum ‘Charmides’, ‘Menon’ Und ‘Staat’. Pp. X + 234. Berlin: De Gruyter, 1974. Cloth, DM.64. [REVIEW]M. Schofield - 1976 - The Classical Review 26 (02):208-209.
  40. added 2017-10-27
    Hintikka on Knowledge and its Objects in Plato.Gerasimos Santas - 1973 - In J. M. E. Moravcsik (ed.), Patterns in Plato's Thought. Dordrecht: Springer. pp. 31-51.
    Remove from this list   Direct download  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   3 citations  
  41. added 2017-10-27
    Socrates at Work on Virtue and Knowledge in Plato's "Laches".Gerasimos Santas - 1969 - Review of Metaphysics 22 (3):433 - 460.
  42. added 2017-10-18
    Knowledge and Belief: A Discussion of Julia Annas and Jonathan Barnes, The Modes of Scepticism: Ancient Texts and Modern Interpretations; and Harold Tarrant, Scepticism or Platonism? The Philosophy of the Fourth Academy. [REVIEW]Charlotte Stough - 1987 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 5:217.
  43. added 2017-10-10
    On Making Mistakes in Plato: Thaeatetus 187c-200d.Catherine Rowett - 2012 - Topoi 31 (2):151-166.
    In this paper I explore a famous part of Plato’s Theaetetus where Socrates develops various models of the mind (picturing it first as a wax tablet and then as an aviary full of specimen birds). These are to solve some puzzles about how it is possible to make a mistake. On my interpretation, defended here, the discussion of mistakes is no digression, but is part of the refutation of Theaetetus’s thesis that knowledge is “true doxa”. It reveals that false doxa (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  44. added 2017-10-10
    Does Plato Think False Speech is Speech?George Rudebusch - 1990 - Noûs 24 (4):599-609.
    I look at (I) the problem of false speech which Plato faces, (II) the solution he gives in the Sophist, and (III) how that very solution is undermined by the argument of the Theaetetus. I conclude that we ought to see the account of the Theaetetus as overruling the account of the Sophist. On this alternative, Plato holds that false speech and thought really is impossible.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (5 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark   1 citation  
  45. added 2017-10-10
    Plato in the "Cratylus" on Speaking, Language, and Learning.William D. Rumsey - 1987 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 4 (4):385 - 403.
  46. added 2017-10-09
    Recollection as Realization: Remythologizing Plato.Mary F. Rousseau - 1981 - Review of Metaphysics 35 (2):337 - 348.
    SEARCHING and learning... are altogether recollection". A long and strong tradition in Platonic studies has taken this statement as a literal description of what happens when we come to know something that we had not known before. That literal interpretation is commonly linked to a similarly literal interpretation of Plato's statements about the soul's cycle of rebirths, and to a transcendent rather than a transcendental view of the Ideas, one which gives them an ontological status separate from sensible particulars. Sensibles (...)
    Remove from this list   Direct download (3 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  47. added 2017-10-06
    Review of Cynthia Hampton, Pleasure, Knowledge, and Being: An Analysis of Plato's "Philebus". [REVIEW]David Roochnik - 1992 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 30 (1):132-134.
  48. added 2017-10-06
    Plato and Aristotle on Belief, Habit, and "Akrasia".Amelie Rorty - 1970 - American Philosophical Quarterly 7 (1):50 - 61.
  49. added 2017-10-06
    An Examination of Plato's Doctrines, II. Plato on Knowledge and Reality. [REVIEW]S. P. - 1964 - Review of Metaphysics 17 (3):475-476.
    Crombie's second volume deals with Plato's epistemology, cosmology and theory of forms. The author attempts to fit Plato "more into the company of Aristotle, Hume, Kant or Russell." He distinguishes Plato the poet from Plato the philosopher, and suggests that it is the poetic aspect of Plato's writings which lend credence to the mystical Plato of Plotinus. The analysis is detailed, sometimes tedious, but also at times quite ingenious.--P. S.
    Remove from this list   Direct download (2 more)  
     
    Export citation  
     
    Bookmark  
  50. added 2017-10-06
    Forms and Error in Plato's Theaetetus.Richard Robinson - 1950 - Philosophical Review 59 (1):3-30.
1 — 50 / 171