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William Prior
Santa Clara University
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This is a brief review of Silverman's study of Plato's ontology, in particular his theory of Forms. Silverman writes from an analytic viewpoint. He accepts the developmentalist picture of Plato's thought, but holds that the development is gradual. He focuses on the issue of predication, and especially self-predication. He tends to treat Plato's ontology as a free-standing subject. All of these features are controversial. I wondered in particular whether the analytic approach required more precision than can be found in the dialogues.
Keywords Plato  Metaphysics  Ontology  Forms  Self-Predication
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DOI 10.1353/hph.2004.0013
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