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  1. Studies in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

    Edited by R E Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Did Plato abandon, or sharply modify, the Theory of Forms in later life? In the Phaedo, Symposium, and Republic it is generally agreed that Plato held that universals exist. But in Parmenides, he subjected that theory to criticism. If the criticism were valid, and Plato knew so, then the Parmenides...

    Published April 28th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema

    By Nathan Andersen

    Shadow Philosophy: Plato’s Cave and Cinema is an accessible and exciting new contribution to film-philosophy, which shows that to take film seriously is also to engage with the fundamental questions of philosophy. Nathan Andersen brings Stanley Kubrick’s film A Clockwork Orange into philosophical...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Rankin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover human nature in its various practical manifestations than the facts of the physical world....

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Plato: The Man and His Work (RLE: Plato)

    By A E Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book provides an introduction to Plato’s work that gives a clear statement of what Plato has to say about the problems of thought and life. In particular, it tells the reader just what Plato says, and makes no attempt to force a system on the Platonic text or to trim Plato’s works to suit...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Plato Today (RLE: Plato)

    By R H S Crossman

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Plato was born around 2,500 years ago. He lived in a small city-state in Greece and busied himself with the problems of his fellow Greeks, a people living in scattered cities around the Mediterranean and the Black Sea. In all he tried to do for the Greeks he failed. Why, then, should people in the...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Unity and Development in Plato's Metaphysics (RLE: Plato)

    By William Prior

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Studies of Plato’s metaphysics have tended to emphasise either the radical change between the early Theory of Forms and the late doctrines of the Timaeus and the Sophist, or to insist on a unity of approach that is unchanged throughout Plato’s career. The author lays out an alternative approach....

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Plato's Euthyphro and the Earlier Theory of Forms (RLE: Plato)

    A Re-Interpretation of the Republic

    By R E Allen

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Plato’s Euthyphro is important because it gives an excellent example of Socratic dialogue in operation and of the connection of that dialectic with Plato’s earlier theory of Forms. Professor Allen’s edition of the dialogue provides a translation with interspersed commentary, aimed both at helping...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Plato: The Midwife's Apprentice (RLE: Plato)

    By I M Crombie

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    In Plato’s Theaetetus, Socrates is portrayed as a midwife to the intellect, a metaphor for his task as a dialectician as he seeks to help give birth to wisdom. Thus it is that the author refers to Plato as the midwife’s apprentice. This volume represents an attempt to provide a more manageable...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Plato: Timaeus and Critias (RLE: Plato)

    By A E Taylor

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    Plato’s Timaeus was his only cosmological dialogue and for almost thirteen hundred years it provided the basis in the West for educated people’s general view of the natural world. The author provides a translation of this important work, together with the Critias – the source of the legendary tale...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Greek Aesthetic Theory (RLE: Plato)

    By J G Warry

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Plato

    This book provides a clear and informed account of aesthetic and callistic concepts as they occur in the works of Plato and Aristotle. The author illustrates their ideas on art and beauty by close reference to their texts and finds a profound similarity which unites them, revealing many of their...

    Published March 10th 2014 by Routledge