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Guardians in Action : Plato the Teacher and the Post-Republic Dialogues from Timaeus to Theaetetus

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If you’ve ever wondered why Plato staged Timaeus as a kind of sequel toRepublic, or who its unnamed missing fourth might be; or why he joinedCritias to Timaeus, and whether or not that strange dialogue is unfinished; or what we should make of the written critique of writing inPhaedrus, and of that dialogue’s apparent lack of unity; or what is the purpose of the long discussion of the One in the second half ofParmenides, and how it relates to the objections made to the Theory of Forms in its first half; or if the revisionists or unitarians are right aboutPhilebus, and why its Socrates seems less charming than usual, or whether or notCratylus takes place after Euthyphro, and whether its far-fetched etymologies accomplish any serious philosophical purpose; or why the philosopher Socrates describes in the central digression ofTheaetetus is so different from Socrates himself; then you will enjoy reading the continuation of William H. F. Altman’sPlato the Teacher: The Crisis of the Republic (Lexington; 2012), where he considers the pedagogical connections behind “the post-Republic dialogues” fromTimaeus to Theaetetus in the context of “the Reading Order of Plato’s dialogues.”
Number of Pages: 517
Genre: Philosophy
Sub-Genre: History + Surveys / Ancient + Classical
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Pub Inc
Author: William H. F. Altman
Language: English
Street Date: March 17, 2016
TCIN: 50862875
UPC: 9781498517867
Item Number (DPCI): 248-12-2560
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