The Midwife of Platonism
Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus
By (author) David Sedley
Normal Price: $65.95
Your Price: $59.36 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.59! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.97 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply
Midwife of Platonism by David Sedley
Book DescriptionPlato's Theaetetus is an acknowledged masterpiece, and among the most influential texts in the history of epistemology. Since antiquity it has been debated whether this dialogue was written by Plato to support his familiar metaphysical doctrines, or represents a self-distancing from these. David Sedley's book offers a via media, founded on a radical separation of the author, Plato, from his main speaker, Socrates. The dialogue, it is argued, is addressed to readers familiar with Plato's mature doctrines, and sets out to show how these doctrines, far from being an abandonment of his Socratic heritage, are its natural outcome. The Socrates portrayed here is the same Socrates as already portrayed in Plato's early dialogues. While not a Platonist, he is exhibited - to put it in terms of an image made famous by this dialogue - as having been Platonism's midwife. In a comprehensive rereading of the text, Sedley tracks the ways in which Socrates is shown unwittingly preparing the ground for Plato's mature doctrines, and reinterprets the dialogue's individual arguments from this perspective. The book is addressed to all readers interested in Plato, and does not require knowledge of Greek.
Buy Midwife of Platonism book by David Sedley from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9780199204144
(215mm x 138mm x 12mm)
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author David Sedley
Philosophy of Antiochus, Paperback (September 2016)
This book reconstructs and evaluates the philosophy of a thinker who was uniquely influential among Romans of the first century BC.
Ancient Models of Mind, Paperback (May 2015)
Leading scholars explore the theme of human and divine rationality in ancient cognitive and moral psychology.
Free Will, Paperback (January 2013)
Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? This title offers an account of the history, the notion of a free will that emerged from powerful assumptions about the relation between divine providence, correctness of individual choice, and self-enslavement due to incorrect choice.
Plato, Hardback (November 2010)» View all books by David Sedley
Provides new translations of Plato's important works of ancient philosophy with an introduction explaining the major arguments.
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Midwife of Platonism book by David Sedley and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2016. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.