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Author Findlay, J. N. (John Niemeyer), 1903-1987.

Title Plato : the written and unwritten doctrines / J.N. Findlay
Published London ; New York : Routledge, 2011


Description 1 online resource (498 pages)
Series Routledge Revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Front Cover; Plato; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; I. Introductory and Biographical; II. General Sketch of the Eidetic Theory and ofits Arithmetized Version; III. The Socratic Dialogues; IV. The Ideological Dialogues: The Meno, Phaedo, Symposium and Phaedrus; V. The Ideological Dialogues: The Republic; VI. The Stoicheiological Dialogues: The Cratylus, Theaetetus and Parmenides; VII. The Stoicheiological Dialogues: The Sophist, Statesman, Philebus andEpistles; VIII. Plato's Philosophy of the Concrete: The Timaeus, Critias, Lawsand Epinomis; IX. Appraisal of Platonism and its Influence
Appendix I: Translated Passages Illustrating Plato's UnwrittenDoctrinesAppendix II: Critical Note on the Views ofHarold F. Cherniss; Index
Summary J.N. Findlay, distinguished scholar and acknowledged expert on Plato, argues persuasively for a new interpretation of the Platonic writings. He believes that Plato's Unwritten Doctrines were present in the background of all the great philosopher's mature written work. With the use of Aristotelian and other writings on these reported doctrines he demonstrates that they admit of an intelligible elucidation and they direct indispensable light upon the full meaning of the written Dialogues. The author emphasizes the valuable use of Platonic notions and methods by the Neoplatonists and the Schoolmen
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Plato. fast (OCoLC)fst00046610
Subject PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Ancient & Classical.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781136521447