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An Innovating approach to Plato’s philosophy. Through a careful survey of several significant Platonic texts, mainly focussing on the nature of knowledge, Essays on Plato’s Epistemology offers the reader a fresh and promising approach to Plato’s philosophy as a whole. From the very earliest reception of Plato’s philosophy, there has been a conflict between a dogmatic and a sceptical interpretation of his work and thought. Moreover, the two sides are often associated, respectively, with a metaphysical and an anti-metaphysical approach. This book, continuing a line of thought that is nowadays strongly present in the secondary literature – and also followed by the author in over thirty years of research –, maintains that a third way of thinking is required. Against the widespread view that an anti-dogmatic philosophy must go together with an anti-metaphysical stance, Trabattoni shows that for Plato, on the contrary, a sober and reasonable assessment of both the powers and limits of human reason relies on a proper metaphysical outlook.

Table of Contents

  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. ‎Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. ‎Introduction
  2. pp. ix-xxvi
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  1. ‎1. Thought as Inner Dialogue (Theaet. 189e4-190a6)
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. Logos and Doxa: The Meaning of the Refutation of the Third Definition of Epistêmê in the Theaetetus
  2. pp. 13-30
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  1. ‎3. Theaetetus 200d–201c: Truth without Certainty
  2. pp. 31-46
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  1. ‎4. Foundationalism or Coherentism? On the Third Definition of Epistêmê in the Theaetetus
  2. pp. 47-64
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  1. ‎5. What is the Meaning of Plato’s Theaetetus? Some Remarks on a New Annotated Translation of the Dialogue
  2. pp. 65-94
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  1. 6. David Sedley’s Theaetetus
  2. pp. 95-110
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  1. ‎7. The “Virtuous Circle” of Language: On the Meaning of Plato’s Cratylus
  2. pp. 111-138
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  1. 8. The Knowledge of the Philosopher
  2. pp. 139-166
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  1. ‎9. What Role Do the Mathematical Sciences Play in the Metaphor of the Line?
  2. pp. 167-188
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  1. ‎10. Socrates’ Error in the Parmenides
  2. pp. 189-198
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  1. ‎11. On the Distinguishing Features of Plato’s “Metaphysics” (Starting from the Parmenides)
  2. pp. 199-218
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  1. ‎12. Is There Such a Thing as a “Platonic Theory of the Ideas” According to Aristotle?
  2. pp. 219-240
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  1. ‎13. The Unity of Virtue, Self-Predication and the “Third Man” in Protagoras 329e–332a
  2. pp. 241-264
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  1. 14. Plato: Philosophy, Politics and Knowledge: An Overview
  2. pp. 265-288
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  1. ‎Bibliography
  2. pp. 289-300
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  1. ‎Index
  2. pp. 301-310
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789461661951
Related ISBN
9789462700598
MARC Record
OCLC
945662549
Pages
336
Launched on MUSE
2016-04-23
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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