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Platonic Studies : Second Edition - Gregory Vlastos

Platonic Studies

Second Edition

Paperback Published: 21st December 1973
ISBN: 9780691100210
Number Of Pages: 504

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This book consists of Gregory Vlastos' studies on a variety of themes in Plato's metaphysics, epistemology, ethics, and social philosophy. Although many of the essays have appeared in various philosophical and classical journals or symposia, new in the volume are two major studies. One is on Plato's theory of love, exploring its metaphysical dimension and its far-reaching implications for personal and political relations. The other centers on semantic and logical problems in the "Sophist"; it offers solutions to crucial difficulties in this fundamental Platonic work. In these essays the author presents ideas which are likely to provoke comment and may be discussed as vigorously in scholarly journals as has some of his earlier work. The other papers, some of them extensively revised, comprise virtually all the author's published work on Plato, with the exception of a few papers easily accessible elsewhere. This second edition includes three additional essays and extensive notes that were not included in the original edition.

"Serious students of Plato will welcome this volume not merely for the convenience of so numerous studies bound together, but especially for its provocative challenge."--Classical Outlook

Preface to Second Printingp. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Abbreviationsp. xvii
Morals, Politics, Metaphysics
The Individual as Object of Love in Plato (IOLP)p. 3
Is the Lysis a Vehicle of Platonic Doctrine?p. 35
Sex in Platonic Lovep. 38
A Metaphysical Paradox (MP)p. 43
Degrees of Reality in Plato (DR)p. 58
Reasons and Causes in the Phaedo (RC)p. 76
Justice and Happiness in the Republic (JHR)p. 111
Does Slavery Exist in Plato's Republic? (SER)p. 140
Slavery in Plato's Thought (SPT)p. 147
[characters not reproducible] (IP)p. 164
Socratic Knowledge and Platonic "Pessimism" (SKPP)p. 204
Logic, Epistemology, Metaphysics
The Unity of the Virtues in the Protagoras (UVP)p. 221
The Argument in La. 197Eff.p. 266
An Ambiguity in the Sophist (AS)p. 270
On the Interpretation of Sph. 248D4-E4p. 309
More on Pauline Predications in Platop. 318
The "Two-Level Paradoxes" in Aristotle (TLPA)p. 323
Self-Predication and Self-Participation in Plato's Later Period (SPPL)p. 335
Plato's "Third Man" Argument (Parm. 132A1-B2): Text and Logic (TMA II)p. 342
Recent Papers on the TMAp. 361
The First Regress Argument in Parm. 132A-B2p. 363
Plato's Supposed Theory of Irregular Atomic Figures (IAF)p. 366
Plato on Knowledge and Reality (PKR)p. 374
On Plato's Oral Doctrine (POD)p. 379
Does Ti. 53C8-D7 give support to the Esotericist Thesis?p. 399
A Note on "Pauline Predications" in Plato (NPP)p. 404
What Did Socrates Understand by His "What is F?" Question? (SQ)p. 410
Socrates on "The Parts of Virtue" (SPV)p. 418
Starred Notes to Various Essaysp. 424
Bibliographyp. 446
Index of Greek Wordsp. 455
Index of Namesp. 459
Index of Passagesp. 464
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ISBN: 9780691100210
ISBN-10: 0691100217
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 504
Published: 21st December 1973
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.7
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised