Revue de Philosophie Ancienne 32 (1):35-85 (2014)

Leone Gazziero
Université Charles-de-Gaulle - Lille 3
Few arguments from the past have stirred up as much interest as Aristotle’s “Third man” and not so many texts have received as much attention as its account in chapter 22 of the Sophistici elenchi. And yet, several issues about both remain highly controversial, starting from the very nature of the argument at stake and the exact signification of some of its features. The essay provides a close commentary of the text, dealing with its main difficulties and suggesting an overall interpretation of Aristotle’s discussion of the “Third Man” argument.
Keywords Plato  Parmenides  Ideas  Third Man Argument  metapysics
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The Third Man Argument in the Parmenides.Gregory Vlastos - 1954 - Philosophical Review 63 (3):319-349.
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