Plato's First Interpreters

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Harold Tarrant here explores ancient attempts to interpret Plato's writings, by philosophers who spoke a Greek close to Plato's own, and provides a fresh, almost primitive reading of Plato himself. His book also serves as a synthesis of recent work on ancient interpreters of Plato.Tarrant's primary emphasis is on the Middle Platonists, but he also discusses the Old and New Academies, the Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonists, and selected nonphilosophical writers. In Part I, he addresses some of the principal ...
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Harold Tarrant here explores ancient attempts to interpret Plato's writings, by philosophers who spoke a Greek close to Plato's own, and provides a fresh, almost primitive reading of Plato himself. His book also serves as a synthesis of recent work on ancient interpreters of Plato.Tarrant's primary emphasis is on the Middle Platonists, but he also discusses the Old and New Academies, the Athenian and Alexandrian Neoplatonists, and selected nonphilosophical writers. In Part I, he addresses some of the principal issues of interpretation—Are the dialogues drama or philosophy? Is Plato offering doctrine? What parts of the corpus are most important?—and considers them alongside the views of ancient readers. In Part II, he offers a historical overview of significant ancient developments in interpretation over the centuries. In Part III, he considers ancient attitudes toward particular groups of dialogues, and the Gorgias and the Theaetetus individually
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"This extraordinarily thorough and learned book shows that Plato's earliest interpreters also debated most of the issues discussed in contemporary scholarship."—Choice, March 2001

"Tarrant has written an impressive study of Plato's earliest interpreters. . . The level of scholarship is masterful. The prose is readable and engaging throughout. The bibliography, notes, and indexes are helpful as well."—Anne-Marie Bowery, Baylor University. Religious Studies Review, Vol. 27, No. 4, October 2001

"This immensely learned book . . . offers a mine of encyclopaedic information and useful analysis. . . It is a resource that everyone interested in Plato should have on their shelves."—A. A. Long, University of California, Berkeley, Journal of the History of Philosophy, vol. 41, No. 1, January 2003

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  • ISBN-13: 9780801437922
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.38 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 1.01 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1 What kind of text is this? 1
2 Are there doctrines here? 10
3 Where do I look for Plato's doctrines? 27
4 Defending and attacking Plato's work 42
5 The struggle for Socrates and Plato 53
6 The re-establishment of Platonic philosophy 72
7 The principal Neoplatonist interpreters 90
8 The so-called early dialogues 99
9 From false art to true 124
10 Recollecting Plato's Middle Period 141
11 The debate over the Theaetetus 167
12 The 'logical' dialogues 183
13 Extracting the doctrine 198
Notes 217
Bibliography 253
Indexes 259
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