First published in 1974, J. N. Findlay's work argues persuasively for a new interpretation of the Platonic writings. He believes that Plato's Unwritten Doctrines were present in the background of all the great philosopher's mature written work.
1. Introductory and Biographical 2. General Sketch of the Eidetic Theory and of its Arithmetized Version 3. The Socratic Dialogues 4. The Ideological Dialogues: The Meno, Phaedo, Symposium and Phaedrus 5. The Ideological Dialogues: The Republic 6. The Stoicheiological Dialogues: The Cratylus, Theaetetus and Parmenides 7. The Stoicheiological Dialogues: The Sophist, Statesman, Philebus and Epistles 8. Plato's Philosophy of the Concrete: The Timaeus, Critias, laws and Epinomis 9. Appraisal of Phtonism and its Influence