The Oxford Handbook of Plato
Edited by Gail Fine
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Oxford Handbook of Plato by Gail Fine
Book DescriptionThe Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and state-of-the-art survey of current thinking and research in a particular area. Specially commissioned essays from leading international figures in the discipline give critical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences. Plato is the best known, and continues to be the most widely studied, of all the ancient Greek philosophers. The twenty-one newly commissioned articles in the Oxford Handbook of Plato provide in-depth and up-to-date discussions of a variety of topics and dialogues. The result is a useful state-of-the-art reference to the man many consider the most important philosophical thinker in history. Each article is an original contribution from a leading scholar, and they all serve several functions at once: they survey the lay of the land; express and develop the authors' own views; and situate those views within a range of alternatives. This Handbook contains chapters on metaphysics, epistemology, love, language, ethics, politics, art and education. Individual chapters are are devoted to each of the following dialogues: the Republic, Parmenides, Theaetetus, Sophist, Timaeus, and Philebus. There are also chapters on Plato and the dialogue form; on Plato in his time and place; on the history of the Platonic corpus; on Aristotle's criticism of Plato, and on Plato and Platonism.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195182903
(255mm x 180mm x 45mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 12-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Gail Fine
Possibility of Inquiry, Hardback (March 2014)
Gail Fine presents the first full-length study of Meno's Paradox, a challenge to the possibility of inquiry that was first formulated in Plato's Meno. She compares the responses of Plato, Aristotle, the Epicureans, the Stoics, and Sextus to the paradox, and considers a series of key questions concerning the nature of knowledge and inquiry.
Plato on Knowledge and Forms, Hardback (October 2003)
Brings together a set of connected essays by Gail Fine on Plato's metaphysics and epistemology. She discusses central issues in Plato's metaphysics and epistemology - issues concerning the nature and extent of knowledge, and issues concerning the nature of forms.
Plato 1, Paperback (October 1999)» View all books by Gail Fine
This volume in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy looks at Plato's metaphysics and epistemology. It includes essays on Socratic method, the theory of forms, knowledge and belief, being and not-being, and the philosophy of language.
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Author Biography - Gail Fine
Gail Fine is Professor of Philosophy at Cornell University and Senior Research Fellow at Merton College, Oxford. She is the author of On Ideas (1993) and of Plato on Knowledge and Forms: Selected Essays (2003), and the editor of Plato 1: Metaphysics and Epistemology and of Plato 2: Ethics, Politics, Religion and the Soul (Oxford University Press 1999), both in the Oxford Readings in Philosophy series.
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