Plato on Knowledge and Forms: Selected Essays

Plato on Knowledge and Forms: Selected Essays

by Gail Fine
     
 

Plato on Knowledge and Forms brings together a set of connected essays by Gail Fine, in her main area of research since the late 1970s: Plato's metaphysics and epistemology. She discusses central issues in Plato's metaphysics and epistemology, issues concerning the nature and extent of knowledge, and its relation to perception, sensibles, and forms; and issues

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Plato on Knowledge and Forms brings together a set of connected essays by Gail Fine, in her main area of research since the late 1970s: Plato's metaphysics and epistemology. She discusses central issues in Plato's metaphysics and epistemology, issues concerning the nature and extent of knowledge, and its relation to perception, sensibles, and forms; and issues concerning the nature of forms, such as whether they are universals or particulars, separate or immanent, and whether they are causes. A specially written introduction draws together the themes of the volume, which will reward the attention of anyone interested in Plato or in ancient metaphysics and epistemology.

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"Professor Gail Fine has investigated these yoked epistemological and metaphysical dimensions of Forms with care, insight, and tenacity for over a quarter century...This welcome anthology collects together fifteen of her published papers [plus] a full, clear, and mildly polemical Introduction. Fine offers her texts, her critics, and her readers alike the courtesty of a welcome and uncommon intellectual candor." —Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199245598
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/2003
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
9.20(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.00(d)

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