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Plato's forms, mathematics and astronomy

Author: Theokritos Kouremenos
Publisher: Berlin ; Boston : De Gruyter, [2018] ©2018
Series: Trends in classics., Supplementary volumes ;, v. 67.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Plato's view that mathematics paves the way for his philosophy of forms is well known. This book attempts to flesh out the relationship between mathematics and philosophy as Plato conceived them by proposing that in his view, although it is philosophy that came up with the concept of beings, which he calls forms, and highlighted their importance, first to natural philosophy and then to ethics, the things that do  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Named Person: Plato.; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Theokritos Kouremenos
ISBN: 9783110601916 3110601915 9783110601862 3110601869
OCLC Number: 1037979355
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (158 pages)
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Introduction --
1. Platonic Forms as Forms only of Mathematical Objects --
2. Plato on Astronomy and Philosophy --
Bibliography --
Index of passages.
Series Title: Trends in classics., Supplementary volumes ;, v. 67.
Responsibility: Theokritos Kouremenos.

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