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Names and Nature in Plato's Cratylus

By Rachel Barney

© 2002 – Routledge

238 pages

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About the Book

This study offers a ckomprehensive new interpretation of one of Plato's dialogues, the Cratylus. Throughout, the book combines analysis of Plato's arguments with attentiveness to his philosophical method.


"[Barney's] penetrating and sustained study of the Cratylus will be useful to any serious student of Plato or of ancient Greek language science. She concentrates on philosophical argument yet she does not overlook the literary aspects of Plato's dialogue." -- Malcolm D. Hyman, Harvard University

About the Author

Rachel Barney is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago.

About the Series

Studies in Philosophy

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical