Theaetetus

Theaetetus

4.13 (3,552 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Currently unavailable

Description

Some dialogues of Plato are of so various a character that their relation to the other dialogues cannot be determined with any degree of certainty. The Theaetetus, like the Parmenides, has points of similarity both with his earlier and his later writings. The perfection of style, the humour, the dramatic interest, the complexity of structure, the fertility of illustration, the shifting of the points of view, are characteristic of his best period of authorship. The vain search, the negative conclusion, the figure of the midwives, the constant profession of ignorance on the part of Socrates, also bear the stamp of the early dialogues, in which the original Socrates is not yet Platonized. Had we no other indications, we should be disposed to range the Theaetetus with the Apology and the Phaedrus, and perhaps even with the Protagoras and the Laches.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Pdm Classics
  • English
  • 0740826794
  • 9780740826795

Rating details

3,552 ratings
4.13 out of 5 stars
5 44% (1,571)
4 31% (1,100)
3 20% (703)
2 4% (142)
1 1% (36)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X