Plato: Theaetetus and Sophist

Author: Christopher Rowe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014832
Category: Philosophy
Page: 190
View: 9675
Plato's Theaetetus and Sophist are two of his most important dialogues, and are widely read and discussed by philosophers for what they reveal about his epistemology and particularly his accounts of belief and knowledge. Although they form part of a single Platonic project, these dialogues are not usually presented as a pair, as they are in this new and lively translation. Offering a high standard of accuracy and readability, the translation reveals the continuity between these dialogues and others in the Platonic corpus, especially the Republic. Christopher Rowe's supporting introduction and notes help the reader to follow the arguments as they develop, explaining their structure, context and interpretation. This new edition challenges current scholarly approaches to Plato's work and will pave the way for fresh interpretations both of Theaetetus and Sophist and of Plato's writings in general.


Author: Platon
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3843031304
Category: Philosophy
Page: 104
View: 8274
Platon: Theaitetos Entstanden etwa zwischen 369 und 366 v. Chr. Erstdruck (in lateinischer Übersetzung durch Marsilio Ficino) in: Opere, Florenz o. J. (ca. 1482/84). Erstdruck des griechischen Originals in: Hapanta ta tu Platônos, herausgegeben von M. Musoros, Venedig 1513. Erste deutsche Übersetzung durch Johann Friedrich Kleuker unter dem Titel »Theätet, oder von den Wissenschaften« in: Werke, 1. Band, Lemgo 1778. Der Text folgt der Übersetzung durch Friedrich Daniel Ernst Schleiermacher von 1805. Neuausgabe mit einer Biographie des Autors. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Textgrundlage ist die Ausgabe: Platon: Sämtliche Werke. Berlin: Lambert Schneider, [1940]. Die Paginierung obiger Ausgabe wird in dieser Neuausgabe als Marginalie zeilengenau mitgeführt. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Raffael, Die Schule von Athen (Detail). Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Plato's Theory of Knowledge

The Theaetetus and the Sophist
Author: Plato
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486122018
Category: Philosophy
Page: 352
View: 8360
Two masterpieces of Plato's later period. The Theaetetus offers a systematic treatment of the question "What is knowledge?" The Sophist follows Socrates' cross-examination of a self-proclaimed true philosopher.

Plato's Theaetetus and Sophist

What False Sentences are Not
Author: George Hilding Rudebusch
Publisher: N.A
Category: Philosophy
Page: 298
View: 3516

The Being of the Beautiful

Plato's Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman
Author: Plato
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226670392
Category: Philosophy
Page: 592
View: 9874
The Being of the Beautiful collects Plato’s three dialogues, the Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesmen, in which Socrates formulates his conception of philosophy while preparing for trial. Renowned classicist Seth Benardete’s careful translations clearly illuminate the dramatic and philosophical unity of these dialogues and highlight Plato’s subtle interplay of language and structure. Extensive notes and commentaries, furthermore, underscore the trilogy’s motifs and relationships. “The translations are masterpieces of literalness. . . . They are honest, accurate, and give the reader a wonderful sense of the Greek.”—Drew A. Hyland, Review of Metaphysics

Web 2.0 for Schools

Learning and Social Participation
Author: Julia Alison Davies,James Duerlinger
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433102615
Category: Philosophy
Page: 146
View: 307
In the last five years, Web 2.0 applications - vast virtual worlds, multiplayer online games, social networking, and file sharing among them - have inspired new notions of what it might mean to be literate in the twenty-first century. While previous scholarship on Web 2.0 has focused on its social and recreational uses, this book explores its ability to enrich and transform the educational experience of children and young people. It discusses the opportunities and risks presented by this large-scale shift in popular engagement with new media, and uses illustrative vignettes to document the work of innovative educators who construct new ways of thinking and being around Web 2.0.

Reading Plato's Theaetetus

Author: Timothy D. J. Chappell
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207608
Category: Philosophy
Page: 246
View: 8154
Timothy Chappell's new translation of the Theaetetus is presented here in short sections of text, each preceded by a summary of the argument and followed by his philosophical commentary on it. Introductory remarks discuss Plato and his works, his use of dialogue, the structure of the Theaetetus, and alternative interpretations of the work as a whole. A glossary and bibliography are provided.

Plato's Theaetetus

Part I of The Being of the Beautiful
Author: Plato,Seth Benardete
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226670317
Category: Philosophy
Page: 195
View: 9324
Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Statesman are a trilogy of Platonic dialogues that show Socrates formulating his conception of philosophy as he prepares the defense for his trial. Originally published together as The Being of the Beautiful, these translations can be read separately or as a trilogy. Each includes an introduction, extensive notes, and comprehensive commentary that examines the trilogy's motifs and relationships. "Seth Benardete is one of the very few contemporary classicists who combine the highest philological competence with a subtlety and taste that approximate that of the ancients. At the same time, he as set himself the entirely modern hermeneutical task of uncovering what the ancients preferred to keep veiled, of making explicit what they indicated, and hence...of showing the naked ugliness of artificial beauty."—Stanley Rose, Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal Seth Benardete (1930-2001) was professor of classics at New York University. He was the author or translator of many books, most recently The Argument of the Action, Plato's "Laws," and Plato's "Symposium," all published by the University of Chicago Press.

Form and Good in Plato's Eleatic Dialogues

The Parmenides, Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman
Author: Kenneth Dorter
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780520083318
Category: History
Page: 256
View: 4249
00 In this innovative analysis, Plato's four eleatic dialogues are treated as a continuous argument. In Kenneth Dorter's view, Plato reconsiders the theory of forms propounded in his earlier dialogues and through an examination of the theory's limitations reaffirms and proves it essential. Contradicted are both those philosophers who argue that Plato espoused his theory of forms uncritically and those who argue that Plato in some sense rejected the theory and moved toward the categorical analysis developed byAristotle. Dorter's reexamination of Plato's insights implies an important new direction for modern philosophical inquiry. In this innovative analysis, Plato's four eleatic dialogues are treated as a continuous argument. In Kenneth Dorter's view, Plato reconsiders the theory of forms propounded in his earlier dialogues and through an examination of the theory's limitations reaffirms and proves it essential. Contradicted are both those philosophers who argue that Plato espoused his theory of forms uncritically and those who argue that Plato in some sense rejected the theory and moved toward the categorical analysis developed byAristotle. Dorter's reexamination of Plato's insights implies an important new direction for modern philosophical inquiry.

The Parmenides and Plato's Late Philosophy

Translation of and Commentary on the Parmenides with Interpretative Chapters on the Timaeus, the Theaetetus, the Sophist, and the Philebus
Author: Robert G. Turnbull
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802042361
Category: Philosophy
Page: 209
View: 6240
Turnbull offers a close and detailed reading of the Parmenides, using his interpretation to illuminate Plato's major late dialogues. The picture presented of Plato's later philosophy is plausible, highly interesting, and original.

Plato in twelve volumes

Sophist. Theaetetus
Author: Plató,Harold North Fowler
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
ISBN: 9780674991378
Category: Philosophy
Page: 462
View: 3438
Plato, the great philosopher of Athens, was born in 427 BCE. In early manhood an admirer of Socrates, he later founded the famous school of philosophy in the grove Academus. Much else recorded of his life is uncertain; that he left Athens for a time after Socrates' execution is probable; that later he went to Cyrene, Egypt, and Sicily is possible; that he was wealthy is likely; that he was critical of 'advanced' democracy is obvious. He lived to be 80 years old. Linguistic tests including those of computer science still try to establish the order of his extant philosophical dialogues, written in splendid prose and revealing Socrates' mind fused with Plato's thought. In Laches, Charmides, and Lysis, Socrates and others discuss separate ethical conceptions. Protagoras, Ion, and Meno discuss whether righteousness can be taught. In Gorgias, Socrates is estranged from his city's thought, and his fate is impending. The Apology (not a dialogue), Crito, Euthyphro, and the unforgettable Phaedo relate the trial and death of Socrates and propound the immortality of the soul. In the famous Symposium and Phaedrus, written when Socrates was still alive, we find the origin and meaning of love. Cratylus discusses the nature of language. The great masterpiece in ten books, the Republic, concerns righteousness (and involves education, equality of the sexes, the structure of society, and abolition of slavery). Of the six so-called dialectical dialogues Euthydemus deals with philosophy; metaphysical Parmenides is about general concepts and absolute being; Theaetetus reasons about the theory of knowledge. Of its sequels, Sophist deals with not-being; Politicus with good and bad statesmanship and governments; Philebus with what is good. The Timaeus seeks the origin of the visible universe out of abstract geometrical elements. The unfinished Critias treats of lost Atlantis. Unfinished also is Plato's last work of the twelve books of Laws (Socrates is absent from it), a critical discussion of principles of law which Plato thought the Greeks might accept. The Loeb Classical Library edition of Plato is in twelve volumes.

Plato and the Post-Socratic Dialogue

The Return to the Philosophy of Nature
Author: Charles H. Kahn
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107031451
Category: History
Page: 266
View: 8389
These six diverse and difficult dialogues are seen together as aspects of Plato's project of reformulating his theory of Forms.

Plato: Theaetetus; Sophist

Author: Plato,Harold North Fowler,Walter Rangeley Maitland Lamb,Robert Gregg Bury
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
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Dialektik in Platons Philebos

Author: Petra Schmidt-Wiborg
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161485862
Category: Philosophy
Page: 375
View: 6424
English summary: This interpretation of the Philebus illustrates the conceptual framework which defined Plato's understanding of dialectic. The discussions in the Philebus which are of a general nature show that Plato was concerned with the idea that the structure of thinking could hardly be conceived of as a way to obtain true knowledge of all things, which is a requirement of philosophy. Nevertheless, Plato believed in philosophy in the sense that in his view philosophy was able to produce a real dialectical representation of everything. He argues that within this representation there is a kind of reason which unifies our knowledge and which can also unite the entire universe as well as our reasoning and actions. However since Plato assumes a reason which he sees as a cause and a teleological determination at the same time, it is clear that his conception has become the victim of difficulties that dialectic is actually supposed to resolve. German description: Dialektik bei Platon wurde bisher nur in defizitarer Weise verstanden. Dies liegt, wie Petra Schmidt-Wiborg zeigt, an einem Spannungsverhaltnis: Auf der einen Seite steht der universale Anspruch, alles in seiner Einheit dialektisch bestimmen zu konnen, auf der anderen Seite ist das Denken strukturellen Bedingungen unterworfen, unter denen Einheit schwerlich einzuholen ist. Dies wird verkurzt, wenn heute Dialektik teils als prinzipientheoretische und axiologische Begrundung, teils als Anwendungswissen gedeutet wird.Textnah zeigt die Autorin, wie im Philebos das dialektische Wissen ausdrucklich in Rucksicht auf seine problematischen Bedingungen konzipiert wird. Dialektik setzt Vernunft als Ursache und zugleich als teleologisches Wissen des Guten voraus. Vernunft soll im Handeln und in der Welt insgesamt fur Einheit sorgen und am Werke sein in der dialektischen Darstellung der Bestimmung des Seienden. Auch Parmenides und Sophistes pragt dasselbe Spannungsverhaltnis zwischen Anspruch und Bedingungen der Dialektik, welches der Philebos zu losen verspricht, das er aber - so das Ergebnis dieser systematischen Rekonstruktion der Dialektik - im doppeldeutigen Vernunftbegriff im Grunde bestatigt.

Plato's Sophist

The Drama of Original and Image
Author: Stanley Rosen
Publisher: St Augustine PressInc
ISBN: 9781890318635
Category: Philosophy
Page: 341
View: 2420
Stanley Rosen's book is the first full-length study of the Sophist in English and one of the most complete in any language. He follows the stages of the dialogue in sequence and offers an exhaustive analysis of the philosophical questions that come to light as Theaetetus and the Eleatic Stranger pursue the sophist through philosophical debate. Rosen finds the central problem of the dialogue in the relation between original and image; he shows how this distinction underlies all subsequent technical themes and analyzes in detail such problems as non-being or negation and false statement. Arguing that the dialogue must be treated as a dramatic unity, he pays careful attention throughout to the setting, the events, the language used, and the relations between the natures of the speakers and the topics under discussion.

An Illustrated Brief History of Western Philosophy

Author: Anthony Kenny
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1405178604
Category: Philosophy
Page: 400
View: 2917
This illustrated edition of Sir Anthony Kenny's acclaimed survey ofWestern philosophy offers the most concise and compelling story ofthe complete development of philosophy available. Spanning 2,500 years of thought, An Illustrated Brief History ofWestern Philosophy provides essential coverage of the mostinfluential philosophers of the Western world, among them Socrates,Plato, Aristotle, Jesus, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli,Descartes, Hobbes, Spinoza, Berkeley, Hume, Rousseau, Kant, Hegel,Marx, Mill, Nietzsche, Darwin, Freud, Frege, Russell, andWittgenstein. Replete with over 60 illustrations - ranging from Dufresnoy's TheDeath of Socrates, through to the title page of Thomas More'sUtopia, portraits of Hobbes and Rousseau, photographs of CharlesDarwin and Bertrand Russell, Freud's own sketch of the Ego and theId, and Wittgenstein's Austrian military identity card - this lucidand masterful work is ideal for anyone with an interest in Westernthought.

Plato on the Rhetoric of Philosophers and Sophists

Author: Marina McCoy
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139468561
Category: Philosophy
Page: N.A
View: 6585
Marina McCoy explores Plato's treatment of the rhetoric of philosophers and sophists through a thematic treatment of six different Platonic dialogues, including Apology, Protagoras, Gorgias, Republic, Sophist, and Phaedras. She argues that Plato presents the philosopher and the sophist as difficult to distinguish, insofar as both use rhetoric as part of their arguments. Plato does not present philosophy as rhetoric-free, but rather shows that rhetoric is an integral part of philosophy. However, the philosopher and the sophist are distinguished by the philosopher's love of the forms as the ultimate objects of desire. It is this love of the forms that informs the philosopher's rhetoric, which he uses to lead his partner to better understand his deepest desires. McCoy's work is of interest to philosophers, classicists, and communications specialists alike in its careful yet comprehensive treatment of philosophy, sophistry, and rhetoric as portrayed through the drama of the dialogues.

Philosophy and knowledge

a commentary on Plato's Theaetetus
Author: Ronald M. Polansky
Publisher: Bucknell Univ Pr
Category: Philosophy
Page: 260
View: 7804
The Theaetetus provides Plato's fullest discussion of human knowledge and is a rich vehicle for reflection upon its topic. Polansky's commentary demonstrates that the dialogue in fact holds the complete Platonic account of knowledge -- an account which is as sophisticated as any offered by contemporary philosophers.


Plato's Missing Dialogue
Author: Mary Louise Gill
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199606188
Category: History
Page: 290
View: 9109
Plato famously promised a final dialogue in the Sophist-Statesman, a series aiming to define three sorts of experts--the sophist, the statesman, and the philosopher--but the final dialogue on the philosopher is missing. In Philosophos: Plato's Missing Dialogue, Mary Louise Gill argues that Plato promised the Philosopher but did not write it to stimulate his audience and encourage them to work out, for themselves, the portrait it wouldhave contained. Gill reveals how, in finding the philosopher through the exercises Plato sets in the work, the student of Plato becomes a philosopher by mastering his methods. She shows that the target of Plato's exercise isinternally related to its pedagogical purpose.