The Oxford Handbook of Plato

ISBN : 9780199769193

Gail Fine
618 Pages
171 x 245 mm
Pub date
Aug 2011
Oxford Handbooks
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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 useful state-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 the dialogue 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.


Plato in His Time and Place
The Platonic Corpus
Plato's Ways of Writing: Representation and Reflection
The Epistemology and Metaphysics of Socrates
Socratic Ethics and Moral Psychology
Plato's Epistemology
Plato's Metaphysics
Plato's Philosophy of Language
Plato on the Soul
Plato's Ethics
Plato on Love
Plato's Politics
Plato on Education and Art
The Republic
The Parmenides
The Theaetetus
The Sophist: How Plato Poses and Solves Two Problems about Statements
The Timaeus and the Principles of Cosmology
The Philebus
Plato and Aristotle in the Academy: An Aristotelian Criticism of Platonic Forms
Plato and Platonism

About the author: 

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 in Philosophy series.

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