Published in 1998, the philosophical concern of this book is epistemological in kind. It involves understanding the Socratic elentic method and how its structure introduces an important epistemological problem which is first raised in the "Meno" dialogue as a paradox. This paradox, named the Meno paradox, raises the problem of falsehood. Specifically the impossibility of falsehood. The "Theaetetus" dialogue is then analyzed in terms of how falsehood is there set up as a clearly epistemological problem. The "Sophist" dialogue is in turn discussed as offering a response to the problem of falsehood by revising it as a problem for semantics.
Table of Contents
- The Meno 2. The Theaetetus and False Belief 3. False belief in the Theaetetus 4. False Belief in the Sophist 5. Resolving Falsehood.
Elly Pirocacos is adjunct professor in the Department of Philosophy at the American College of Greece.