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Author Jenks, Rod.

Title How Plato's Theory of Truth Explains the Socratic Method : Consistency is the Test of Truth
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (236 pages)
Contents HOW PLATO'S THEORY OF TRUTH EXPLAINS SOCRATIC METHOD: Consistency is the Test of Truth; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Preface; Foreword; Acknowledgements; Special Acknowledgments; Chapter I -- The Problem of the Elenchos; Chapter II -- The Coherence Theory of Truth; Chapter III -- The Coherence Theory within the Platonic Corpus; Chapter IV -- Coherence and Anamnesis; Chapter V -- Socratic Ignorance and the Coherence Theory of Truth; Chapter VI -- The Uniqueness of the World; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Indices; General Index; Index of Names; Index Locorum
Summary This book argues that Plato?s Socrates subscribes to a coherence theory of truth, and according to that theory, there is only one fully consistent set of beliefs: the set which contains all and only true members. Thus, not only does inconsistency between two beliefs indicate that at least one of them is false, but the consistency of a belief with the other beliefs in the system suffices for its truth
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Subject Plato.
Truth -- Coherence theory.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0773422048 (electronic bk.)
9780773422049 (electronic bk.)