The Phaedrus is widely used as a text on which to try out new lines of interpretation. Hence the choice of this dialogue as sole topic of the 'Second Symposium Platonicum'.
Discussions at the Symposium led to the exploration and evaluation of various ways of interpreting the dialogue, both [...]
Platon ist seit Leibniz der ständige Gesprächspartner deutscher Philosophen. Dieses Buch handelt von den Platoninterpretationen Kants, Natorps, und Heideggers. Es hat zwei Dinge zum Ziel: einerseits, stellt es die wichtigen Einsichten dieser Denker zu Platon dar, und, andererseits, will es diese im [...]mehr
This book now appears in a fourth edition, which includes a Bibliographical Supplement that continues the previous ones up to 2015. It proposes an interpretation of the Timaeus that takes into account all those that have been proposed throughout the ages.
In the Timaeus, Plato [...]
This book is a study of Plato's portraiture of Socrates and of his βίος φιλοσοφικός and of the cultural semantics that underlie it. It focuses on the introductory part of this particular dialogue (57a-61c), with particular emphasis on the repeated references to Aesop and on Socrates' reported [...]mehr
Since antiquity Sparta has been seen as the source of inspiration for Plato's political projects which he described in his major dialogues, the Republic and the Laws. Nevertheless an attentive reading of the dialogues shows a more complex picture, which expresses Plato's more [...]mehr