The Principle of Non-Contradiction in Plato's Republic
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The Principle of Non-Contradiction in Plato's Republic : An Argument for Form

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What sorts of things qualify as first principles of reasoning and what kind of justification for them can be offered? We think of principles like that of non-contradiction as first principles of reasoning. Laurence Bloom argues that Plato's Republic, the first text that affords us a complete statement of the Principle of Non-contradiction, offers us a powerful, complex and detailed argument for taking form-specifically that of the good-as the first principle of both knowing and being.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 158 x 249 x 22mm | 526g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739190237
  • 9780739190234

About Laurence Bloom

Laurence Bloom researches and teaches at Rhodes University.show more

Table of contents

Introduction Chapter One: Kinds of Knowing and Kinds of Being Chapter Two: The Unity of the Soul in Republic IV Chapter Three: The Insubstantiality of Sensible Things Chapter Four: The Soul as Good in Itself in Republic X Chapter Five: Beyond the Hypothesis Bibliographyshow more