Platonic Conversations

Hardcover | May 19, 2015

byMcCabe, Mary Margaret

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M. M. McCabe presents a selection of her essays which explore the ways in which the Platonic method of conversation may inform how we understand both the Platonic dialogues and the work of his predecessors and his successors. The centrality of conversation to philosophical method is taken hereto account both for how we should read the ancients and for the connections between argument, knowledge, and virtue in the texts in question. The book argues that we should attend, consequently, to the reflective dimension of reading and thought; and that this reflection explains both how we shouldthink about the conditions for perception and knowledge, and how those conditions, in turn, inform the theories of value of both Plato and Aristotle.

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M. M. McCabe presents a selection of her essays which explore the ways in which the Platonic method of conversation may inform how we understand both the Platonic dialogues and the work of his predecessors and his successors. The centrality of conversation to philosophical method is taken hereto account both for how we should read the ...

Mary Margaret McCabe works on ancient philosophy, ethics, and the philosophy of medicine; she has published mostly on Plato but also on the Presocratics, on Aristotle, and on the Stoics. She was Fellow in Classics at New Hall, Cambridge, from 1981 to 1990; in 1990 she moved to King's College London, and was Professor of Ancient Philoso...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:416 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.1 inPublished:May 19, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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PrefaceAcknowledgements1. IntroductionI: On dialectic and method2. Heraclitus and the art of paradox3. 'The moving posset stands still': Heraclitus fragment 1254. Parmenides' dilemma5. Myth, allegory, and argument in Plato6. Dialectic is as dialectic does7. Does your Plato bite?8. Unity in the Parmenides: the unity of the ParmenidesII: On knowledge and virtue in Plato9. Looking inside Charmides' cloak10. 'Escaping one's own notice knowing': Meno's paradox again11. From the cradle to the cave: what happened to self-knowledge in the Republic?12. Indifference readings: Plato and the Stoa on Socratic Ethics13. Out of the labyrinth: Plato's attack on consequentialismIII: On Aristotle's conversations with Plato14. 'Perceiving that we see and hear': Aristotle on Plato on judgement and reflection15. Some conversations with Plato: Aristotle, Metaphysics Z. 13-1616. With mirrors or without: self-perception in Eudemian Ethics 7.12Bibliography of works citedIndex locorumGeneral Index