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    DescriptionThe Peri ideon (On Ideas) is the only work in which Aristotle systematically sets out and criticizes arguments for the existence of Platonic forms. Gail Fine presents the first full-length treatment in English of this important but neglected work . She asks how, and how well, and why and with what justification he favours an alternative metaphysical scheme. She also examines the significance of the Peri ideon for some central questions about Plato's theory of forms - whether, for example, there are forms corresponding to every property or only to some, then to which ones; whether forms are universals, particulars, or both; and whether they are meanings, properties, or both. In addition to discussing the Peri ideon and its sources in Plato's dialogues, Fine also provides a general discussion of Plato's theory of forms, and of our evidence about the date, scope, and aims of the Peri ideon. While she pays careful attention to the details of the text, she also relates the issues to current philosophical concerns. The book will be valuable for anyone interested in metaphysics ancient or modern.


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    Title
    On Ideas
    Subtitle
    Aristotle's Criticism of Plato's Theory of Forms
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Gail Fine
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 231 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 781 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198235491
    ISBN 10: 0198235496
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    Abridged Dewey: 938
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    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    28 September 1995
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    it is the first full-length philosophical monograph on the subject in English ... It deserves the most careful attention of anyone interested in Plato's metaphysics. It is also a splendid example of how analytic philosophy and the history of philosophy can be mutually enriching. Bryn Mawr Classica Review
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    The Peri Ideon (One Ideas) is the only work in which Aristotle systematically set out and criticizes arguments for the existence of Platonic forms. Gail Fine presents the first full - length treatment in English of this important but neglected work (which survives only in fragments preserved by the Greek commentator Alexander.)