An Examination of Plato's Doctrines Vol 2 (RLE: Plato): Volume 2 Plato on Knowledge and Reality, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

An Examination of Plato's Doctrines Vol 2 (RLE: Plato)

Volume 2 Plato on Knowledge and Reality, 1st Edition

By I M Crombie


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Ian Crombie’s impressive volumes provide a comprehensive interpretation of Plato’s doctrines. Volume 2 deals with more technical philosophical topics, including the theory of knowledge, philosophy of nature, and the methodology of science and philosophy. Each volume is self-contained.


‘The work as a whole will be an excellent guide for students of general philosophy but also an indispensable textbook for specialist students of Greek philosophy’ The Times Literary Supplement

Table of Contents

Preface. Glossary. Part 1: Theory of Knowledge 1. Aisthesis 2. Doxa & Episteme 3. Doctrine of Anamnesis. Part 2: Cosmology and Theory of Nature 1. Three Presuppositions 2. The Phaedo 3. The Republic 4. The Timaeus V Cosmological Material in Other post-Republic Dialogues 6. Conclusions. Part 3: Metaphysical Analysis 1. The ‘Theory of Forms’ 2. Plato on the Theory of Forms – the Parmenides 3. The Range of Forms 4. Relations between Universals 5. The Sophist 6. The Philebus 7. The Unwritten Doctrines 8. Conclusion. Part 4: Logic and Language 1. Formal and Informal Logic 2. The Cratylus on Language 3. The Paradox of False Belief 4. Some Further Problems Arising out of the Sophist – the Copulas and Existence, etc. Part 5: Plato’s Conception of Philosophical Method 1. General Considerations 2. Hypotheses and Dialect 3. The Concept of Dialectic 4. Conclusion. Index

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PHILOSOPHY / Political