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Plato's Progress - Gilbert Ryle

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Published: 1st September 1975
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This is, as from the author of The Concept of Mind it could scarcely fail to be, a bold and rollicking book. It is also one of the most important works about Plato to have appeared since the first volume of Sir Karl Popper's The Open Society. Whereas The Concept of Mind was a general offensive against Cartesian views of man, eschewing any precise references to particular sources, Plato's Progress deals with scholarly questions of datings and developments, showing and demanding familiarity with a wide literature. Yet Professor Ryle is still incapable as ever of the dry-as-dust.

The Disorders
Aristotle and Plato
Plato
Conclusion
The Publication of Dialogues
Book-reading
The recitation of dialogues
games-audiences
The mammoth dialogues
Plato and Sicily
Who invited Plato to come to Syracuse in 367?; What were Isocrates, Plato, etc., invited for?
The real Dion
The forger
Plato's third visit to Sicily
Aristotle and Sicily
Dialectic
Foreword
Aristotle's Art of Dialectic
The earlier history of dialectic
Plato's dialectic vis- -vis eristic
The minor values of dialectic
The philosophical value of dialectic
Conclusion
The Crisis
The charges against Socrates
The charges against 'Socrates'
Evidence
Plato's co-defendants
Epilogue
The Disappearance of the Eristic Dialogue
The abandonment of the elenchus
The organisation of the eristic Moot
The minuting of debates
Dialogues and the minutes of debates
Why the eristic dialogue vanished
From eristic to philosophy
Eristic and the Theory of Forms
The Timetable
Foreword
The eristic dialogues
The Apology and the Crito
The foundation of the Academy
The Phaedo and the Symposium
The Critias
The Timaeus
The Republic
The Philebus
The Laws
The Phaedrus
The Cratylus
The Theaetetus
The Sophist
The Politicus
The Parmenides
A stylometric difficulty
Acknowledgements
Indices
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ISBN: 9780521099820
ISBN-10: 052109982X
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 1st September 1975
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.84 x 12.85  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.31