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Rethinking Plato : a Cartesian quest for the real Plato

Author: Necip Fikri Alican
Publisher: Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2012.
Series: Value inquiry book series.
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No new book on Plato can surprise Plato scholars. For there is nothing new under the sun, nor inside the cave. We have grown complacent in our preconceptions of Plato, habitually adopting the web of belief that comes with the canonical corpus. Yet it is not the web itself that stands in the way of progress, but the tendency to adopt it without question. Rethinking Plato is, as the subtitle suggests, a Cartesian  Read more...
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Alican, Necip Fikri.
Rethinking Plato.
Amsterdam : Editions Rodopi, 2012
Named Person: Plato; Plato.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Necip Fikri Alican
ISBN: 9789401208123 9401208123
OCLC Number: 809771242
Description: 1 online resource (620 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; LIST OF TABLES; FOREWORD; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; NOTE ON DOCUMENTATION; INTRODUCTION; Part One GENERAL ORIENTATION; ONE Life of Plato; 1.1. Sources; 1.2. Birth and Family; 1.3. Youth; 1.4. Serendipity; 1.5. Travels; 1.6. The Academy; 1.6.1. Topographical Clues; 1.6.2. Institutional Character; 1.6.3. Pedagogical Profile; 1.6.4. Legendary Longevity; 1.6.5. The Star Student; 1.7. Plato's Legacy; Two Thought of Plato; 2.1. Barriers to Access; 2.2. Approaches to Plato; 2.2.1. Primary Divisions; 2.2.2. Secondary Divisions; 2.2.3. The Big Picture. 2.2.4. Historical Context2.3. Unwritten Doctrines; 2.4. Lecture on the Good; 2.5. The World of Forms; 2.5.1. Philosophical Significance; 2.5.2. Causal Explanation; 2.5.3. Self-Predication; 2.5.4. Third Man Argument; 2.5.5. Symmetry and Exhaustiveness ; 2.5.6. Ontology of Mathematicals; 2.5.7. Credit for the Approach; 2.6. Does Plato Have a Theory of Forms?; 2.6.1. Julia Elizabeth Annas; 2.6.2. Francisco J. Gonzales; 2.6.3. Drew A. Hyland; 2.6.4. Kenneth M. Sayre; 2.6.5. Bernard Arthur Owen Williams; 2.6.6. General Evaluation; THREE Works of Plato; 3.1. The Platonic Corpus. 3.2. Structure of the Corpus3.3. Chronological Order; 3.3.1. Dating Methods; 3.3.1.1. Biographical Extrapolation; 3.3.1.2. Stylometric Evaluation; 3.3.1.3. Internal References; 3.3.1.4. External Anchors; 3.3.2. Prospects for a Joint Solution; 3.3.3. Standard Developmental Account; 3.3.4. Stylometric Evaluation; 3.3.4.1. Classical Stylometry: Constantin Ritter; 3.3.4.2. Stylometry vs. Standard Developmentalism: Christopher J. Rowe; 3.3.4.3. Modern Stylometry: Gerard R. Ledger; 3.3.4.4. General Assessment of Stylometry; 3.3.4.5. Prospects for Stylometry and Standard Developmentalism. 3.3.5. The Maverick's Perspective: Holger Thesleff3.4. Pedagogical Order; 3.5. Dramatic Order; 3.6. References to Plato: The Stephanus Edition; 3.7. Platonic Access Channels; Part Two DIALOGIC COMPANION; FOUR Euthyphro; 4.1. Literary Profile; 4.1.1. Dramatic Orientation; 4.1.2. Historical Context; 4.1.3. Tension between Philosophy and Religion; 4.2. The Daimonion of Socrates; 4.3. The Pursuit of Definition; 4.4. The Origination Dilemma ; 4.4.1. Reductio via the Origination Dilemma; 4.4.2. Significance of the Origination Dilemma; 4.4.3. Analogic Development of the Origination Dilemma. 4.4.4. Aftermath of the Origination Dilemma4.5. Logical and Dramatic Conclusion; 4.6. Symbolic Conclusion; FIVE Apology; 5.1. Literary Profile; 5.1.1. Dramatic Orientation; 5.1.2. Historical Context; 5.1.3. Historicity Concerns; 5.1.4. Basic Features; 5.1.5. Rhetorical Structure; 5.1.6. Organic Position; 5.2. Old Accusations; 5.2.1. Oracular Origins; 5.2.2. Tenability of the Appeal; 5.2.3. Socratic Ignorance; 5.3. New Accusations; 5.4. Immediate Response; 5.4.1. First Rebuttal; 5.4.2. Second Rebuttal; 5.4.3. Assessment; 5.5. Real Defense; 5.5.1. Theological Perspective: Heavenly Connection.
Series Title: Value inquiry book series.
Responsibility: Necip Fikri Alican.

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No new book on Plato can surprise Plato scholars. For there is nothing new under the sun, nor inside the cave. We have grown complacent in our preconceptions of Plato, habitually adopting the web of belief that comes with the canonical corpus. Yet it is not the web itself that stands in the way of progress, but the tendency to adopt it without question. Rethinking Plato is, as the subtitle suggests, a Cartesian quest for the real Plato. What makes it Cartesian is that it looks for Plato independently of the prevailing paradigms on where we are supposed to find him. The result of the quest is a.

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