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  1. added 2020-02-12
    Plato's Natural Philosophy: A Study of the 'Timaeus–Critias' – Thomas Kjeller Johansen.Scott Carson - 2007 - Philosophical Quarterly 57 (226):131-133.
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    Études Sur la Signification Et la Place de la Physique Dans la Philosophie de Platon. Par Léon Robin. One Volume. 8vo. Pp. 96. Paris: Félix Alcan, 1919. [REVIEW]R. G. Bury - 1920 - The Classical Review 34 (7-8):180-181.
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    The Nature of Place and the Place of Nature in Plato’s Timaeus and Aristotle’s Physics.Emma R. Jones - 2012 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 16 (2):247-268.
    I offer a comparison between Plato’s discussion of χώρα in the Timaeus at 48A–53C and Aristotle’s discussion of τόπος in Physics Book IV, arguing that the two accounts have more in common than has been suggested by Continental scholars. Τόπος and χώρα both signal what I call the impasse of place as the question of that which cannot be reduced to either the sensible or the intelligible, and which grounds such categories. Identifying this impasse reveals Plato’s and Aristotle’s accounts of (...)
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    Democrito E L’Accademia. Studi Sulla Trasmissione Dell’Atomismo Antico da Aristotele a Simplicio. [REVIEW]Lorenzo Perilli - 2010 - Ancient Philosophy 30 (2):412-415.
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    Sacred Doorways: Tracing the Body in Plato’s Timaeus.Jena G. Jolissaint - 2007 - Epoché: A Journal for the History of Philosophy 11 (2):333-352.
    This paper develops a structural parallel between the maternal/feminine body in Greek mythology and the figure of the body in Plato’s Timaeus. HistoricallyPlato is often portrayed as a thinker who is concerned with the corporeal only insofar as philosophy is engaged in transcending bodily limitations. Yet the Timaeus is not engaged in producing a dualistic opposition between the intelligible and the sensible, nor is Platonic philosophy a rejection of life in favor of the perfect wisdom that comes with death. The (...)
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    Plato's Natural Philosophy. A Study of the Timaeus–Critias. [REVIEW]James G. Lennox - 2006 - The Classical Review 56 (1):57-59.
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    Astronomy and Observation in Plato's Republic.Andrew Gregory - 1996 - Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A 27 (4):451-471.
    Plato's comments on astronomy and the education of the guardians at Republic 528e ff have been hotly disputed, and have provoked much criticism from those who have interpreted them as a rejection or denigration of observational astronomy. Here I argue that the key to interpreting these comments lies in the relationship between the conception of enquiry that is implicit in the epistemological allegories, and the programme for the education of the guardians that Plato subsequently proposes. We have, I suggest, been (...)
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    Cosmological Time and Subjective Time in Plato’s Timaeus.Ronna Burger - 1973 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 2 (1):1-10.
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    Physiological Theory and the Doctrine of the Mean in Plato and Aristotle. [REVIEW]E. D. Phillips - 1972 - The Classical Review 22 (3):419-420.
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    Plato's Theory of Motion. [REVIEW]Norman Gulley - 1969 - The Classical Review 19 (2):163-164.
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    Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's ‘Timaeus’. [REVIEW]G. B. Kerferd - 1956 - The Classical Review 6 (1):71-71.
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    Plato’s Conception of the Cosmos.Hartley B. Alexander - 1918 - The Monist 28 (1):1-24.
  13. added 2019-01-29
    How Natural is a Unified Notion of Time? Temporal Experience in Early Greek Thought.Barbara Michaela Sattler - 2017 - In I. Philips (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Temporal Experience: Routledge Handbooks in Philosophy. Routledge.
  14. added 2019-01-28
    A Likely Account of Necessity: Plato's Receptacle as a Physical and Metaphysical Foundation for Space.Barbara Sattler - 2012 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (2):159-195.
    This paper aims to show that—and how—Plato’s notion of the receptacle in the Timaeus provides the conditions for developing a mathematical as well as a physical space without itself being space. In response to the debate whether Plato’s receptacle is a conception of space or of matter, I suggest employing criteria from topology and the theory of metric spaces as the most basic ones available. I show that the receptacle fulfils its main task–allowing the elements qua images of the Forms (...)
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    Plato, Proclus, and the Limitations of Science.Samuel Sambursky - 1965 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 3 (1):1-11.
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    Hippocrate, Platon, Aristote Et Les Notions de Genre Et D'Espèce.Fernand Robert - 1982 - History and Philosophy of the Life Sciences 4 (2):173 - 201.
  17. added 2017-09-29
    Plato as a Natural Scientist.Geoffrey Ernest Richard Lloyd - 1968 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 88:78-92.
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    Plato’s Natural Philosophy. [REVIEW]John Dillon - 2006 - Ancient Philosophy 26 (2):408 - 411.
  19. added 2016-12-12
    Nature and Divinity in Plato's Timaeus.Sarah Broadie - 2011 - 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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    The Constitution of the Human Body in Plato’s Timaeus.Filip Karfík - 2012 - Croatian Journal of Philosophy 12 (2):167-181.
    The author emphasizes the fact that the largest part of Plato’s Timaeus deals with human nature and offers a detailed account of the constitution of the human body. He then lists the parallels and the differences between the constitution of the world body and the human body. The central part of the paper deals with Plato’s explanation of the persistence of the human body within a bodily environment which causes its dissolution. The author pays a special attention to Plato’s theory (...)
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    Plato on Necessity and Chaos.Andrew S. Mason - 2006 - Philosophical Studies 127 (2):283-298.
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    Plato on Instability and Knowledge.Thomas Digby - 1984 - Apeiron 18 (1):42 - 45.
  23. added 2015-04-29
    Physiological Theory and the Doctrine of the Mean in Plato and Aristotle.Anthony Preus - 1970 - Studi Internazionali Di Filosofia 2:181-184.
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    Probabilistic Causality From a Dynamical Point of View.Jan Plato - 1990 - Topoi 9 (2):101-108.
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    Optics and the Line in Plato's Republic.Sarah B. Pomeroy - 1971 - Classical Quarterly 21 (02):389-.
    Socrates, in the Republic , uses the symbol of a divided line to illustrate the distinction between the Visible and Intelligible Worlds, and between the kinds of perception appropriate to each. This paper will present a new hypothesis: that the proportions of the line are derived from optical theory. The construction of the Divided Line is described as follows: Socrates asks his interlocutors to represent the Visible and Intelligible Worlds by a line divided into two unequal segments. The ratio in (...)
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    Studies in the Physical Theory of Plato's 'Timaeus.'.William Baldwin Pohle - 1969 - Dissertation, Princeton University
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    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's Natural Philosophy: A Study of the Timaeus-Critias. [REVIEW]C. Osborne - 2008 - Philosophical Review 117 (4):610-614.
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    Physic and Physicians as Depicted in Plato.William Osler - 1893 - Damrell & Uphram.
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    Kretanje Zvukova, Tijela I Duša [Platon, Zakoni VII. 790e I D.]: Motions of Sounds, Bodies, and Souls [Plato, Laws VII. 790e Ff.]. [REVIEW]Evangelos Moutsopoulos - 2002 - Prolegomena 1 (2):113-119.
    This article explores how Plato, in his “metaphysical” dialogues, sees the specific properties of motion , which lend themselves to adaptation for the purposes of maintaining or restoring the health of the soul. Plato explores the property of regular or rhythmic motion in particular. The attention has been drawn to the analogy between the calming effect of music, at the human level, and the Demiurge’s achievement in willing the world into existence. The focus of the article lays on the Laws, (...)
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    Primary Particles and Secondary Qualities in Plato's Timaeus. Mortley - 1967 - Apeiron 2 (1):15 - 17.
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    Forms, Nature, and the Good in the Philebus.J. M. Moravcsik - 1979 - Phronesis 24 (1):81-104.
  33. added 2015-04-06
    Plato on the Self Moving Soul.Andrew Mason - 1998 - Philosophical Inquiry 20 (1-2):18-28.
  34. added 2015-04-06
    To Save the Phenomena: An Essay on the Idea of Physical Theory From Plato to Galileo, By Pierre Duhem (Translated From the French by Edmund Doland and Chaninah Maschler) with an Introductory Essay by Stanley L. Jaki. (Chicago and London, University of Chicago Press. Price 68s.). [REVIEW]R. Niall D. Martin - 1970 - Philosophy 45 (174):344-.
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    Platonic Ecology: A Response To Plumwood's Critique of Plato.Timothy A. Mahoney - 1997 - Ethics and the Environment 2 (1):25 - 41.
    This is a response to Val Plumwood's critique of Plato and an overview of the way in which Plato provides a viable environmental vision. This vision sees the realm of nature as rooted in the realm of logos, and human beings as sojourners who are nonetheless integral parts of nature and whose vocation is to act as mediators between the two realms thereby bringing nature into even greater participation in logos. To fulfill the human vocation, one must come to an (...)
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    Symmetry and Asymmetry in the Construction of 'Elements' in the Timaeus.D. R. Lloyd - 2006 - Classical Quarterly 56 (02):459-.
  37. added 2015-04-02
    Du Temps Chez Platon Et Aristote R. Brague Coll. Epiméthée Paris: Presses Universitaires de France, 1982. 181 P.Yvon Lafrance - 1983 - Dialogue 22 (2):356-360.
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    Plato on Kinds of Animals.David B. Kitts - 1987 - Biology and Philosophy 2 (3):315-328.
    Some biologists and philosophers of biology have seen in Plato an especially objectionable version of essentialism or topology. Although kinds of animals are mentioned in almost all of Plato's dialogues, in none of them is there an explicity stated doctrine of animal kinds. An examination of the dialogues has, moreover, failed to reveal some implicit but consistent and unambiguous view of kinds that Plato might have held.
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  39. 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 on the Unknowability of the Sensible World.Richard J. Ketchum - 1987 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 4 (3):291 - 305.
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    Pre-Cosmic Necessity in Plato's Timaeus.Elizabeth Jelinek - 2011 - Apeiron 44 (3):287-305.
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    The 'Problem of Fire'.David P. Hunt - 1998 - Ancient Philosophy 18 (1):69-80.
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    Optimality and Teleology in Aristotle's Natural Science.Devin Henry - manuscript
    In this paper I examine the role of optimality reasoning in Aristotle’s natural science. By “optimality reasoning” I mean reasoning that appeals to some conception of “what is best” in order to explain why things are the way they are. We are first introduced to this pattern of reasoning in the famous passage at Phaedo 97b8-98a2, where (Plato’s) Socrates invokes “what is best” as a cause (aitia) of things in nature. This passage can be seen as the intellectual ancestor of (...)
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    Origins and Species: A Study of the Historical Sources of Darwinism and the Contexts of Some Other Accounts of Organic Diversity From Plato and Aristotle On.M. J. S. Hodge - 1991 - Garland.
  45. added 2015-03-26
    Plato's Theism.R. Hackforth - 1936 - Classical Quarterly 30 (01):4-.
    In the ontology of the Philebus νοσ is the ατία τς συμμξεωσ, the cause that combines πρας with πειρον into the mixture called γνεσισ ες οσαν or γεγενημνη οσα: correspondingly in the Timaeus the Demiurge, ριστος τν ατιν , brings order into unordered chaos by ‘Forms and Numbers’ . In the Philebus the Universe has a Soul, discriminated from the νος that causes it : correspondingly in the Timaeus the Demiurge devises a soul of the world, as well as its (...)
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    The Stoics on Matter and Prime Matter : Corporealism and Theimprint of Plato's Timaeus.Jean-Baptiste Gourinat - 2009 - In Ricardo Salles (ed.), God and Cosmos in Stoicism. Oxford University Press. pp. 46--70.
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    Plato and the Arrow of Time.Owen Goldin - 1998 - Ancient Philosophy 18 (1):125-143.
  48. added 2015-03-22
    Matter and Form in Plato's Timaeus.Stephen E. Donlon - 1933 - Modern Schoolman 10 (3):59-60.
  49. added 2015-03-21
    Creatio Ex Nihilo – a Genuinely Philosophical Insight Derived From Plato and Aristotle? Some Notes on the Treatise on the Harmony Between the Two Sages.Benjamin Gleede - 2012 - Arabic Sciences and Philosophy 22 (1):91-117.
    The article aims at demonstrating that in attributing the creatio ex nihilo to both Plato and Aristotle as their unanimous philosophical conviction the Treatise on the Harmony between the Two Sages deeply depends upon the Neoplatonic reading of those two philosophers. The main obstacles for such a view in the works of the two sages are Plato's assumption of a precosmic chaos in the Timaeus and Aristotle's denial of any efficient causality to the unmoved mover in the Metaphysics. Both of (...)
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    Matter and Flux in Plato's Timaeus.Mary Louise Gill - 1987 - Phronesis 32 (1):34-53.
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