1st Edition

Plato's Theory of Knowledge (Routledge Revivals)

ISBN 9780415635875
Published February 17, 2014 by Routledge
214 Pages

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Book Description

First published in 1962, this book provides a systematic account of the development of Plato’s theory of knowledge. Beginning with a consideration of the Socratic and other influences which determined the form in which the problem of knowledge first presented itself to Plato, the author then works through the dialogues from the Meno to the Laws and examines in detail Plato’s progressive attempts to solve the problem.

Table of Contents

Preface  Part I: The Theroy of Recollection  1. Socratic Doctrine in the Early Dialogues  2. The Meno  3. The Phaedo  Part II: The Criticism of Perception  1. Introduction  2. The Symposium  3. The Republic  4. The Cratylus  5. The Theaetetus  Part III: Knowledge and Belief  1. Recollection and the New Method of Dialectic  2. The Evaluation of Perception in Plato’s Later Theory  3. Knowledge and Belief in the Timaeus  4. The Sophist’s Account of Statement and Belief  Part IV: Mathematical Knowledge  1. Mathematics in the Natural Sciences  2. Mathematics and the Forms  3. The Objects of mathematical Knowledge  4. Conclusion;  Notes;  Index

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