Patterns in Plato's Thought

Patterns in Plato's Thought : Papers arising out of the 1971 West Coast Greek Philosophy Conference

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In his teachings and through his choice of the dialogue-form as a mode of communication, Plato emphasized the communal aspect of intellectual work. The need for having a community work together is nowhere more apparent then when the intellectual task set is that of interpreting the ancient philosophers. Those of us who were fortunate enough to spend some of our years as students at Oxford found that among our most inspiring experiences were the meetings of the Oxford Aristotelian So- ciety, as well as the seminars in which B.PhiI. students discussed Plato and Aristotle. Up until the past few years no such group existed on the West Coast. In the fall of 1970 some of us got together to form the West Coast Greek Philosophy Conference, which was within a short time renamed by Prof. T. Rosenmeyer as 'the Aristotelians of the West, Unincorporated'. In our monthly meetings we translate and discuss Greek philosophic texts. For the past two years the group has been working on Aristotle's 'Physics'.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 210 x 297 x 19.05mm | 1,100g
  • Kluwer Academic Publishers
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1973 ed.
  • VIII, 216 p.
  • 9027702861
  • 9789027702869

Table of contents

Knowledge and Its Objects in Plato.- Hintikka on Knowledge and Its Objects in Plato.- The Relation Between Plato's Symposium and Phaedrus.- Comments on John Moore's Paper.- The Second `Third Man'.- The Second `Third Man': an Interpretation.- Two Paradoxes in the Theaetetus.- Comments on Lewis.- Plato's Method of Division.- Plato's Method of Division.- False Logos and Not-Being in Plato's Sophist.
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