Linked bibliography for the SEP article "Plato’s Cratylus" by David Sedley

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  • Dalimier, C., 1998, Platon, Cratyle, Paris: Flammarion. (Scholar)
  • Fowler, H. N., 1926, Plato: Cratylus, Parmenides, Greater Hippias, Lesser Hippias, Loeb Classical Library, Cambridge Mass.: Harvard University Press. (Scholar)
  • Méridier, L., 1931, Platon, Cratyle, Paris: Les belles lettres. (Scholar)
  • Reeve, C. D. C., 1997, Plato, Cratylus: translated with introduction and notes, Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett; reprinted in J.M. Cooper. (ed.) Plato, Complete Works, Indianapolis and Cambridge: Hackett. (Scholar)

Greek text

  • Duke, E. A., W. F. Hicken, W. S. M. Nicoll, D. B. Robinson, J. C. G. Strachan (eds.), 1995, Platonis Opera, tomus I, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)


  • Ademollo, F., 2011, The ‘Cratylus’ of Plato: a Commentary, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)


  • Ackrill, J. L., 1994, ‘Language and reality in Plato’s Cratylus’, in A. Alberti (ed.) Realtà e ragione, Florence: Olschki: 9–28; repr. in Ackrill, Essays on Plato and Aristotle, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997: 33–52. (Scholar)
  • Annas, J., 1982, ‘Knowledge and language: the Theaetetus and Cratylus’, in Schofield and Nussbaum 1982: 95–114. (Scholar)
  • Barney, R., 2001, Names and Nature in Plato’s Cratylus, New York and London: Routledge. (Scholar)
  • Baxter, T. M. S., 1992, The Cratylus: Plato’s Critique of Naming, Leiden: Brill. (Scholar)
  • Calvert, B., 1970, ‘Forms and flux in Plato’s Cratylus’, Phronesis, 15: 26–47. (Scholar)
  • Derbolav, J., 1972, Platons Sprachphilosophie im  Kratylos und in den späteren Schiften, Saarbrücken: West-Ost Verlag. (Scholar)
  • Fine, G., 1977, ‘Plato on naming’, Philosophical Quarterly, 27: 290–301. (Scholar)
  • Gaiser, K., 1974, Name und Sache in Platons Kratylos, Heidelberg: Karl Winter Universitätsverlag. (Scholar)
  • Grote, G., 1865, Plato and the Other Companions of Sokrates, 3 vols., London: John Murray. (Scholar)
  • Kahn, C. H., 1973, ‘Language and ontology in the Cratylus’, in E. N. Lee, A. P. D. Mourelatos, R. M. Rorty (ed.), Exegesis and Argument, New York: Humanities Press, 152–76. (Scholar)
  • Ketchum, R. J., 1979, ‘Names, Forms and conventionalism: Cratylus 383–395’, Phronesis, 24: 133–47 (Scholar)
  • Kretzmann, N., 1971, ‘Plato on the correctness of names’, American Philosophical Quarterly, 8: 126–38 (Scholar)
  • Levin, S. B., 2001, The Ancient Quarrel between Philosophy and Poetry Revisited. Plato and the Literary Tradition, Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Scholar)
  • Mackenzie, M. M., 1986, ‘Putting the Cratylus in its place’, Classical Quarterly, 36: 124–50. (Scholar)
  • Robinson, R., 1969, ‘The theory of names in Plato’s Cratylus’ and ‘A criticism of Plato’s Cratylus’, in Essays in Greek Philosophy, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 100–38. (Scholar)
  • Schofield, M., 1982, ‘The dénouement of the Cratylus’, in Schofield and Nussbaum 1982: 61–81. (Scholar)
  • Schofield, M., and Nussbaum, M. (ed.), 1982, Language and Logos, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Sedley, D., 2003, Plato’s Cratylus, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. (Scholar)
  • Silverman, A., 2001, ‘The end of the Cratylus: limning the world’, Ancient Philosophy, 21: 1–18. (Scholar)
  • Williams, B., 1982, ‘Cratylus’ theory of names and its refutation’, in Schofield and Nussbaum 1982: 83–93. (Scholar)

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