The structure of enquiry in Plato's early Dialogues /

"This book proposes and defends a radically new account of Plato's method of argument and enquiry in his early dialogues. Vasilis Politis challenges the traditional account according to which these dialogues are basically about the demand for definitions, and questions the equally traditio...

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Author / Creator:Politis, Vasilis.
Imprint:New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Description:1 online resource
Language:English
Subject:Plato. -- Dialogues.
Plato -- v427-v347 -- Dialogi
Dialogues (Plato)
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Antikens filosofi.
Electronic books.
Format: E-Resource Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/12540365
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ISBN:9781107705746
1107705746
9781316319475
1316319474
9781107068117
1107068118
Notes:Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Summary:"This book proposes and defends a radically new account of Plato's method of argument and enquiry in his early dialogues. Vasilis Politis challenges the traditional account according to which these dialogues are basically about the demand for definitions, and questions the equally traditional view that what lies behind Plato's method of argument is a peculiar theory of knowledge. He argues that these dialogues are enquiries set in motion by dilemmas and aporiai, incorporating both a sceptical and an anti-sceptical dimension, and he contends that Plato introduces the demand for definitions, and the search for essences, precisely in order to avoid a sceptical conclusion and hold out the prospect that knowledge can be achieved"--
Other form:Print version: Politis, Vasilis. Structure of enquiry in Plato's early Dialogues 9781107068117