The Other Plato
The Tübingen Interpretation of Plato's Inner-Academic Teachings
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: State University of New York Press
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I would like to thank the publishers, Academia Verlag, De Gruyter, Ferdinand SchÃ¶ningh Verlag, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, and the Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal for permission to include translations of the essays in this volume...
ONE Plato: Testimonia et fragmenta
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Plato is a unique character among the dramatis personae in the history of philosophy. No other thinker arouses so much emotion and dissent among readers and interpreters. Passions are inevitably stirred when one tries to answer a simple question: What does Plato want to say, and what does he actually say? Plato wrote dialogues...
TWO Epekeina tes ousias
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It is well known that the allegory of the sun in Platoâs Republic includes the difficult proposition: just as the sun is the cause (Î±á¼°ÏÎ¯Î±) of becoming, without itself being becoming (Î¿á½ Î³ÎÎ½ÎµÏÎ¹Î½ Î±á½Ïá½¸Î½ á½Î½ÏÎ±), so the good is the cause of being, without itself being a being, i.e., is superior to being in its dignity and power: âthe good gives being [Îµá¼¶Î½Î±Î¹] and substance [Î¿á½ÏÎ¯Î±] to what is known, while the good itself is no substance....
THREE Platoâs Unwritten Doctrine
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When a lecture with the same title was announced on a different occasion, someone wrote the following question under the announcement: âWas Plato illiterate?â This termâs lecture series has sufficiently shown that this is not the case. Today we will not be concerned with the teachings of Plato, but with his unwritten philosophy, which existed alongside of what has been laid down in writing. Certainly...
FOUR Platoâs Synopsis of theMathematical Sciences
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This essay was presented at several occasions where there was an opportunity to convey the âTÃ¼bingen Plato interpretationâ and discuss the question of how it should be represented.1 Hence, here again we are pursuing the attempt to relate Platoâs literary dialogues, which were intended for the public, to the âesotericâ...
FIVE The Idea of the Good as Arkhe in Platoâs Republic
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The Socrates of the Republicâa literary character whom we will not directly equate with its authorâsays the following about the âhighest point of knowledgeâ in the middle books: (1) There is for humans a highest object of instruction and learning, a Î¼ÎµÎ³Î¯ÏÏÎ¿Î½ Î¼Î¬Î¸Î·Î¼Î± (504D2â3, E4â5). (2) This Î¼ÎµÎ³Î¯ÏÏÎ¿Î½ Î¼Î¬Î¸Î·Î¼Î±,...
SIX Monism and Dualism in Platoâ sDoctrine of Principles
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Platoâs inner-Academic doctrine of principlesâof which the most significant twentieth-century interpreter was H. J. KrÃ¤mer1âputs forth, as is now familiar, two final principles: the absolute one (Î±á½Ïá½¸ Ïá½¸ á¼Î½) and the indefinite dyad (á¼ÏÏÎ¹ÏÏÎ¿Ï Î´Ï Î¬Ï) of the great and small (Î¼ÎÎ³Î± ÎºÎ±á½¶ Î¼Î¹ÎºÏÏÎ½). According to this doctrine, every being can be led back to the interaction of these principles. The question...
SEVEN Platoâs Foundation of the Euclidean Character of Geometry
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Following numerous failed attempts during the last century, Gauss, JÃ¡nos Bolyai, and Lobachevski became convinced that Euclidâs fifth postulate could not be proven; it was this conviction, in turn, that established the most important basis for the development of so-called non-Euclidean geometries.1 Now, the curious structure...
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Page Count: 224
Publication Year: 2012
Series Title: SUNY series in Ancient Greek Philosophy