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  1. added 2019-10-30
    The Old Linguistic Problem of 'Reference' in a Modern Reading of Plato's Sophist.Sepehr Ehsani - manuscript
    This paper is about interpreting the aim of Plato's Sophist in a linguistic framework and arguing that in its attempt at resolving the conundrum of what the true meaning and essence of the word "sophist" could be, it resembles a number of themes encountered in contemporary linguistics. I think it is important to put our findings from the Sophist in a broader Platonic context: in other words, I assume—I think not too unreasonably—that Plato pursued (or at least had in mind) (...)
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    Name–Setting and Name–Using: Elements of Socratic Foundationalism in Plato’s Cratylus.Thomas G. Rosenmeyer - 1998 - Ancient Philosophy 18 (1):41-60.
  3. added 2019-06-06
    "Parmenides, Plato, and the Semantics of Not-Being", by Francis Jeffry Pelletier. [REVIEW]James Wm Forrester - 1994 - Ancient Philosophy 14 (1):157.
  4. added 2018-09-23
    The Importance of Being Erroneous.Nils Kürbis - forthcoming - Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (3).
    This is a commentary on MM McCabe's "First Chop your logos... Socrates and the sophists on language, logic, and development". In her paper MM analyses Plato's Euthydemos, in which Plato tackles the problem of falsity in a way that takes into account the speaker and complements the Sophist's discussion of what is said. The dialogue looks as if it is merely a demonstration of the silly consequences of eristic combat. And so it is. But a main point of MM's paper (...)
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  5. added 2018-06-19
    The Cratylus of Plato: A Commentary. By Francesco Ademollo. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Bagwell - 2012 - Ancient Philosophy 32 (1):190-193.
  6. added 2018-03-06
    Plato's Semantics and Plato's "Parmenides".Thomas Wheaton Bestor - 1980 - Phronesis 25 (1):38-75.
  7. added 2017-10-15
    Letters and Syllables in Plato.Gilbert Ryle - 1960 - Philosophical Review 69 (4):431-451.
  8. added 2017-09-29
    Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truth.Blake E. Hestir - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    What is the nature of truth? Blake Hestir offers an investigation into Plato's developing metaphysical views, and examines Plato's conception of being, meaning, and truth in the Sophist, as well as passages from several other later dialogues including the Cratylus, Parmenides, and Theaetetus, where Plato begins to focus more directly on semantics rather than only on metaphysical and epistemological puzzles. Hestir's interpretation challenges both classical and contemporary interpretations of Plato's metaphysics and conception of truth, and highlights new parallels between Plato (...)
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  9. added 2017-09-29
    Falsehood and Significance According to Plato.A. C. Lloyd - 1953 - Proceedings of the XIth International Congress of Philosophy 12:68-70.
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  10. added 2017-09-25
    Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truth by Blake E. Hestir. [REVIEW]Fink Jakob Leth - 2017 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (1):153-154.
    This study defends the view that Plato’s account of meaning and truth does not depend on strong Platonism. Strong Platonism is based, among other things, on the assumption that basic entities are pure and cannot mix with anything. In a semantic theory, such entities provide stability of reference to single terms and so keep the danger of fluctuating meanings at bay. Unfortunately, strong Platonism pays a heavy price for this stability in that it cannot explain how terms can be combined (...)
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    Platonic and Aristotelian Influences in the Philosophy of Language: A Case for the Priority of the Cratylus.Hayden Kee - 2016 - Maritain Studies/Etudes Maritainiennes 32:72-82.
    Aristotle’s De Interpretatione has been referred to as the most influential text to be written in the history of semantics. I argue, however, that it is Plato who lays the foundation for subsequent reflection on signification. In the Cratylus, Plato confronts the two prevalent views of his time on the nature of the relationship between a name and a thing named: conventionalism, which holds that there is an arbitrary, imposed relationship between names and what they name; and naturalism, which holds (...)
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    Parmenides, Plato, and the Semantics of Not-Being. By Francis Jeffrey Pelletier. [REVIEW]J. C. Marler - 1992 - Modern Schoolman 70 (1):66-68.
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    Plato's Semantics and Plato's "Cratylus".Thomas Wheaton Bestor - 1980 - Phronesis 25 (3):306-330.
  14. added 2016-12-08
    Plato's Sophist and the Significance and Truth-Value of Statements.William Bondeson - 1974 - Apeiron 8 (2):41 - 47.
  15. added 2015-04-20
    Kwestia znaczenia w filozofii Platona.Dariusz Piętka - 2006 - Filozofia Nauki 3.
    Plato did not express any single and uniform theory of meaning. The paper presents different conceptions of meaning that can be attributed to Plato. The first presents meaning of names as imitating reality. Primary names are phonetic imitations of things, secondary names are built-up with the former ones. The second presents meaning as a representation in mind. There are two kinds of representations: individual and abstract. Individual representation is an imagination of empirical thing and the abstract representation is a picture (...)
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    Parmenides, Plato, and the Semantics of Not-Being by J. Pelletier. [REVIEW]Sandra Peterson - 1992 - Review of Metaphysics 46 (2):417-419.
    The book treats Plato's Sophist 237-264. The introduction observes that problems Plato tackled are the same as contemporary problems about predication and mental representation of natural-language statements, and that Plato's account of the relation between language, mind, and reality strongly resembles a contemporary mental-representationalist language. Given that Plato was responding to a problem about negation, the author finds it "quite astonishing that modern representationalists pay no attention to these difficulties concerning negation".
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    Semantics and Self-Predication in Plato.John Malcolm - 1981 - Phronesis 26 (3):286 - 294.
  18. added 2015-03-26
    K. J. J. Hintikka: On the Interpretation of 'De Interpretatione' XII–XIII; J. M. E. Moravcsik: Being and Meaning in the 'Sophist'. (Acta Philosophica Fennica, Xiv.) Pp. 78. Helsinki: Akateeminen Kirjakauppa, 1962. Paper. [REVIEW]D. W. Hamlyn - 1963 - The Classical Review 13 (03):343..
  19. added 2015-03-14
    The Nomothetes of the Cratylus.Nancy Demand - 1975 - Phronesis 20 (2):106 - 109.
  20. added 2015-03-11
    Semantics, Predication, Truth and Falsehood in Plato's Sophist.Raul Corazzon - unknown
    "The Sophist seems to be concerned with two things: being and nonbeing, on the one hand, and true and false speech, on the other. If speech is either true or false speech, it seems not even plausible for being to be either being or nonbeing, since we would then be compelled to say that nonbeing is as much being as false speech is speech. If nonbeing, however, is being, then nonbeing cannot be nonbeing, for otherwise the falseness of false speech (...)
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    Plato and Peirce on Likeness and Semblance.Han-Liang Chang - 2012 - Biosemiotics 5 (3):301-312.
    In his well-known essay, ‘What Is a Sign?’ (CP 2.281, 285) Peirce uses ‘likeness’ and ‘resemblance’ interchangeably in his definition of icon. The synonymity of the two words has rarely, if ever, been questioned. Curiously, a locus classicus of the pair, at least in F. M. Cornford’s English translation, can be found in a late dialogue of Plato, namely, the Sophist. In this dialogue on the myth and truth of the sophists’ profession, the mysterious ‘stranger’, who is most likely Socrates’ (...)
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    Plato and the Senses of Words.Thomas A. Blackson - 1991 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 29 (2):169-182.
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    Plato's One/Many Problem and the Question "What is a Referential Theory of Meaning?".Thomas Wheaton Bestor - 1981 - Philosophical Investigations 4 (2):1-31.
  24. added 2015-02-14
    The Ascent From Nominalism Some Existence Arguments in Plato's Middle Dialogues.Terry Penner - 1987