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    DescriptionThe awe with which Plato regarded the character of 'the great' Parmenides has extended to the dialogue which he calls by his name. None of the writings of Plato have been more copiously illustrated, both in ancient and modern times, and in none of them have the interpreters been more at variance with one another. Nor is this surprising. For the Parmenides is more fragmentary and isolated than any other dialogue, and the design of the writer is not expressly stated. The date is uncertain; the relation to the other writings of Plato is also uncertain; the connexion between the two parts is at first sight extremely obscure; and in the latter of the two we are left in doubt as to whether Plato is speaking his own sentiments by the lips of Parmenides, and overthrowing him out of his own mouth, or whether he is propounding consequences which would have been admitted by Zeno and Parmenides themselves. The contradictions which follow from the hypotheses of the one and many have been regarded by some as transcendental mysteries; by others as a mere illustration, taken at random, of a new method. They seem to have been inspired by a sort of dialectical frenzy, such as may be supposed to have prevailed in the Megarian School (compare Cratylus, etc.). The criticism on his own doctrine of Ideas has also been considered, not as a real criticism, but as an exuberance of the metaphysical imagination which enabled Plato to go beyond himself.


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    Title
    Phaedrus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Plato
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 136
    Width: 140 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 308 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781421894898
    ISBN 10: 1421894890
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, HBLA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.6
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    DC22: 184
    DC21: 184
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000, HIS002000, LCO000000
    Publisher
    1st World Publishing
    Imprint name
    1st World Publishing
    Publication date
    01 October 2008