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The self-predication assumption in Plato

Author: David Apolloni
Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book defends the view that a mysterious plural phrase at Phaedo 74 shows that the Self-Predication Assumptionthe idea that each Form is supposed to have the very characteristic it is supposed to instantiateis both plausible and leads to no infinite regress of Forms. It is an essential read for scholars, specialists and students with an interest ancient philosophy and classics."--Provided by publisher.
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Named Person: Plato.; Plato.; Parmenides.; Plato.; Parmenides.; Plato.; Platon.; Platon.; Platon.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Apolloni
ISBN: 9780739144848 0739144847 9780739144862 0739144863
OCLC Number: 733232783
Description: xxviii, 261 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The argument from equal sticks and stones in the Phaedo --
The argument from relative terms --
Eponymy and being in the Phaedo and the Sophist --
Young Socrates' challenge to Parmenides --
The first "third man" --
What is participation? --
Parmenides' exercise and the Sophist --
Epilogue: a reasonable self-predication assumption.
Responsibility: David Apolloni.

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