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The Resource Plato, metaphysics and the forms, Francis A. Grabowski

Plato, metaphysics and the forms, Francis A. Grabowski

Label
Plato, metaphysics and the forms
Title
Plato, metaphysics and the forms
Statement of responsibility
Francis A. Grabowski
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book aims to set the record straight about what Plato conceives the Forms to be. The author argues that because epistemological considerations motivate Plato's ontological commitments, it is reasonable to think that the former can be used to shed light on the latter. For the sake of providing background and context, the author first examines Pre-Platonic views on knowledge and finds that the ancients tended to model knowledge on perception. But the same epistemic model can be discerned in Plato. With this in mind, the author concludes that, owing to his epistemological commitments, Plato could not have conceived of the Forms as Aristotle and others have claimed. An interpretation of the Forms as concrete particulars provides a more coherent view of Plato's overall philosophical project."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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Grabowski, Francis A
Dewey number
184
Index
index present
LC call number
B398.F57
LC item number
G73 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Continuum studies in ancient philosophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plato
  • Form (Philosophy)
  • Metaphysics
Label
Plato, metaphysics and the forms, Francis A. Grabowski
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [115]-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The standard interpretation : defence and criticism -- Plato's epistemological heritage : from Homer to Parmenides -- Plato's epistemology : giving shape to the forms
Control code
174040132
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 163 pages
Isbn
9780826497802
Lccn
2007039906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)174040132
Label
Plato, metaphysics and the forms, Francis A. Grabowski
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [115]-157) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The standard interpretation : defence and criticism -- Plato's epistemological heritage : from Homer to Parmenides -- Plato's epistemology : giving shape to the forms
Control code
174040132
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 163 pages
Isbn
9780826497802
Lccn
2007039906
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)174040132

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