Plato: Theaetetus and Sophist

Author: Christopher Rowe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014832
Category: Philosophy
Page: 190
View: 6388
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: 3743702231
Category: Philosophy
Page: 104
View: 6309
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: 5635
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: 7301

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: 7452
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.

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: 896
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

Reading Plato's Theaetetus

Author: Timothy D. J. Chappell
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872207608
Category: Philosophy
Page: 246
View: 4829
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.


Author: Plato
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191507857
Category: Philosophy
Page: 224
View: 365
'What exactly is knowledge?' The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, and is acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a clever but modest student, Theaetetus, it explores one of the key issues in philosophy: what is knowledge? Though no definite answer is reached, the discussion is penetrating and wide-ranging, covering the claims of perception to be knowledge, the theory that all is in motion, and the perennially tempting idea that knowledge and truth are relative to different individuals or states. The inquirers go on to explore the connection between knowledge and true judgement, and the famous threefold definition of knowledge as justified true belief. Packed with subtle arguments, the dialogue is also a work of literary genius, with an unforgettable portrait of Socrates as a midwife of wisdom. This new edition uses the acclaimed translation by John McDowell. It includes a valuable introduction that locates the work in Plato's oeuvre, and explains some of the competing interpretations of its overall meaning. The notes elucidate Plato's arguments and draw connections within the work and with other philosophical discussions. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Socrates and the Sophists

Plato's Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias and Cratylus
Author: Plato
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1585105058
Category: Philosophy
Page: 234
View: 6830
This is an English translation of four of Plato’s dialogue (Protagoras, Euthydemus, Hippias Major, and Cratylus) that explores the topic of sophistry and philosophy, a key concept at the source of Western thought. Includes notes and an introductory essay. Focus Philosophical Library translations are close to and are non-interpretative of the original text, with the notes and a glossary intending to provide the reader with some sense of the terms and the concepts as they were understood by Plato’s immediate audience.

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: 7075
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.

Plato in twelve volumes

Sophist. Theaetetus
Author: Plató,Harold North Fowler
Publisher: Loeb Classical Library
ISBN: 9780674991378
Category: Philosophy
Page: 462
View: 5364
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: 464
These six diverse and difficult dialogues are seen together as aspects of Plato's project of reformulating his theory of Forms.

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: 5213
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: Theaetetus; Sophist

Author: Plato,Harold North Fowler,Walter Rangeley Maitland Lamb,Robert Gregg Bury
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1012

Dialektik in Platons Philebos

Author: Petra Schmidt-Wiborg
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161485862
Category: Philosophy
Page: 375
View: 1287
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.

Buchstaben als paradeigma in Platons Spätdialogen

Dialektik und Modell im "Theaitetos", "Sophistes", "Politikos" und "Philebos"
Author: Arnold Alois Oberhammer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110464721
Category: Philosophy
Page: 330
View: 1672
Warum veranschaulicht Platon an einschlägigen Stellen der Spätdialoge seine Methode der Dialektik am paradeigma der Buchstaben? Was ist ein paradeigma und welche Rolle kommt ihm in Platons Epistemologie und Ontologie zu? Gezeigt wird, wie Platon aus jeweils unterschiedlicher Perspektive die Buchstaben als Modell heranzieht: Im „Theaitetos“ werden die Versuche zu definieren, was Erkenntnis ist, indirekt durch das Buchstabenmodell widerlegt. Im „Sophistes“ und „Politikos“ wird anhand der Buchstaben demonstriert, wie mittels der Methode der Dialektik Sein bestimmt wird, und nur in diesen beiden Dialogen wird explizit die Methode des paradeigma diskutiert. Im „Philebos“ verknüpft Platon die Dialektik und das Buchstabenmodell mit téchne im Allgemeinen. Die Untersuchung der Buchstaben als Modell für Dialektik ermöglicht, Kernthemen der späten Ontologie und Epistemologie Platons von diesem Blickwinkel aus zu beleuchten. Dabei rückt die Frage nach der Bedeutung des Modells als solchem in den Vordergrund. Das paradeigma erweist sich als eigenständige Methode in Platons philosophischer Argumentation. Zugleich ist mit dem paradeigma die von Platons Philosophie untrennbare ethische Dimension verknüpft.


Author: Xenophon,Amy L. Bonnette
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801471745
Category: Philosophy
Page: 202
View: 7628
An essential text for understanding Socrates, Xenophon's Memorabilia is the compelling tribute of an affectionate student to his teacher, providing a rare firsthand account of Socrates' life and philosophy. The Memorabilia is invaluable both as a work of philosophy in its own right and as a complement to the study of Plato's dialogues. The longest of Xenophon's four Socratic works, it is particularly revealing about the differences between Socrates and his philosophical predecessors. Far more obviously than Plato in the dialogues, Xenophon calls attention in the Memorabilia to his own relationship with Socrates. A colorful and fully engaged writer, Xenophon aims above all to convince his readers of the greatness of Socrates' thought and the disgracefulness of his conviction on a capital charge. In thirty-nine chapters, Xenophon presents Socrates as an ordinary person and as a great benefactor to those associated with him.

The Sophists in Plato's Dialogues

Author: David D. Corey
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438456190
Category: Philosophy
Page: 328
View: 4772
Draws out numerous affinities between the sophists and Socrates in Plato’s dialogues. Are the sophists merely another group of villains in Plato’s dialogues, no different than amoral rhetoricians such as Thrasymachus, Callicles, and Polus? Building on a wave of recent interest in the Greek sophists, The Sophists in Plato’s Dialogues argues that, contrary to the conventional wisdom, there exist important affinities between Socrates and the sophists he engages in conversation. Both focused squarely on aretē (virtue or excellence). Both employed rhetorical techniques of refutation, revisionary myth construction, esotericism, and irony. Both engaged in similar ways of minimizing the potential friction that sometimes arises between intellectuals and the city. Perhaps the most important affinity between Socrates and the sophists, David D. Corey argues, was their mutual recognition of a basic epistemological insight—that appearances (phainomena) both physical and intellectual were vexingly unstable. Such things as justice, beauty, piety, and nobility are susceptible to radical change depending upon the angle from which they are viewed. Socrates uses the sophists and sometimes plays the role of sophist himself in order to awaken interlocutors and readers from their dogmatic slumber. This in turn generates wonder (thaumas), which, according to Socrates, is nothing other than the beginning of philosophy.