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    DescriptionThis book offers a controversial new solution to the famous puzzle of the so-called 'gymnastic' half of Plato's Parmenides, the meaning of which has so far completely eluded understanding. Meinwald goes on to show that the Parmenides serves to introduce a metaphysics which has outgrown the problems commonly associated with the 'Platonism' of the middle dialogues, providing a crucial bridge between those dialogues and the later works of Plato. 'Simply stunning. [Meinwald's] interpretation of a difficult and crucial Platonic text is not just to be placed among others as one more excellent competitor. It supersedes the others.' Sandra Peterson, University of Minnesota


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    Title
    Plato's "Parmenides"
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Constance C. Meinwald
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 146 mm
    Height: 217 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 394 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780195064452
    ISBN 10: 0195064453
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PHI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.1
    BIC subject category V2: HPCA
    DC20: 184
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN, CULT/GREECE
    Ingram Subject Code: PH
    Libri: I-PH
    BIC subject category V2: HPJ
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 184
    BISAC V2.8: PHI002000
    LC subject heading: ,
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15230
    Thema V1.0: QDTJ, QDHA
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press Inc
    Publication date
    07 February 1991
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Review quote
    'Constance Meinwald's commentary on the Parmenides is both highly original and extremely illuminating ... She offers what I think is a brilliant reconstruction of the antinomies as presented by Parmenides ... Not the least merit of Meinwald's book is that it is accessible to a wide audience ... her arguments are neatly divided into manageable sections; and she writes in a style which is lucid, free of unnecessary jargon, and wholly straightforward ... On the evidence of this book, her future works will be well worth waiting for.' Heythrop Journal 'M.'s analysis is generally illuminating. She is notably successful in assessing the strategic functions ... Her analyses work more convincingly, I believe, where the first four sections - the consequences of the positive hypothesis - are concerned than they do with the consequences of the negative hypothesis. Constance Meinwald has produced an intelligent and well argued book, which deserves to be widely discussed - and surely will be. The style is clear and spare, and her case is geenerally well presented.' J.D.G. Evans, Queen's University, Belfast, The Classical Review, 1992