This volume comprises a selection of the articles delivered at the Ninth Symposium Platonicum of the International Plato Society, held in Tokyo. The articles cover a variety of chief issues raised in Plato's Politeia (Republic), including philology, ethics, political philosophy, psychology, [...]mehr
This volume presents the English translation of a selection of 15 essays out of the 82 comprised in the seven-volume commentary on Plato's Republic, edited by Mario Vegetti and published by Bibliopolis (Naples).
1. Thrasymachus (M. Vegetti, Univ. di Pavia)
2. Poetry: paideia and mimesis (S. [...]
In the Timaeus and Critias, Plato interweaves two narrative lines: the demiurge's making of the cosmos with the victory of archaic Athens against Atlantis. The aim of this book is to investigate the relationship between the narrative practice of both accounts and the theoretical [...]mehr
Le Théétète pose la question de la connaissance, propose trois définitions, les réfute toutes trois. Devant cette apparente aporie, les commentateurs s'interrogent sur l'intention de Platon : abandonne-t-il la théorie des Formes ou décide-t-il de la refonder ? Cette alternative, en partie [...]mehr
This work is as much a wide-ranging study in the history of mathematics as it is a study of a central but notoriously obscure aspect of Plato's thought. By clarifying the differences between ancient Greek and modern mathematics, and particularly the different notions of number involved, Pritchard [...]mehr