The Oxford Handbook of Plato

Paperback | April 28, 2011

EditorGail Fine

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Plato is the best known, and continues to be the most widely studied, of all the ancient Greek philosophers. The twenty-one commissioned articles in The Oxford Handbook of Plato provide in-depth and up-to-date discussions of a variety of topics and dialogues. The result is a usefulstate-of-the-art reference to the man many consider the most important philosophical thinker in history.Each article is an original contribution from a leading scholar, and they all serve several functions at once: they survey the lay of the land; express and develop the authors' own views; and situate those views within a range of alternatives.This Handbook contains chapters on metaphysics, epistemology, love, language, ethics, politics, art and education. Individual chapters are devoted to each of the following dialogues: the Republic, Parmenides, Theaetetus, Sophist, Timaeus, and Philebus. There are also chapters on Plato and thedialogue form; on Plato in his time and place; on the history of the Platonic corpus; on Aristotle's criticism of Plato, and on Plato and Platonism.

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Plato is the best known, and continues to be the most widely studied, of all the ancient Greek philosophers. The twenty-one commissioned articles in The Oxford Handbook of Plato provide in-depth and up-to-date discussions of a variety of topics and dialogues. The result is a usefulstate-of-the-art reference to the man many consider the...

Gail Fine is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University and Senior research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. She is the author of On Ideas and Plato on Knowledge and Forms: Selected Essays, and the editor of Plato 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology and of Plato 2: Ethics, Politics, Religion and the Soul, both in the Oxford Readings i...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:618 pages, 6.61 × 9.61 × 1.3 inPublished:April 28, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPlato in His Time and PlaceThe Platonic CorpusPlato's Ways of Writing: Representation and ReflectionThe Epistemology and Metaphysics of SocratesSocratic Ethics and Moral PsychologyPlato's EpistemologyPlato's MetaphysicsPlato's Philosophy of LanguagePlato on the SoulPlato's EthicsPlato on LovePlato's PoliticsPlato on Education and ArtThe RepublicThe ParmenidesThe TheaetetusThe Sophist: How Plato Poses and Solves Two Problems about StatementsThe Timaeus and the Principles of CosmologyThe PhilebusPlato and Aristotle in the Academy: An Aristotelian Criticism of Platonic FormsPlato and PlatonismBibliography