Plato's Cratylus by David Sedley
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Plato's "Cratylus"
By David Sedley

Plato's "Cratylus"

By (author) See other recent books by David Sedley
Series edited by Mary Margaret McCabe See other recent books by Mary Margaret McCabe
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $72.95
Your Price: $65.66 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.30! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.28 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply



Plato's Cratylus by David Sedley

Book Description

Plato's Cratylus is a brilliant but enigmatic dialogue. It bears on a topic, the relation of language to knowledge, which has never ceased to be of central philosophical importance, but tackles it in ways which at times look alien to us. In this reappraisal of the dialogue, Professor Sedley argues that the etymologies which take up well over half of it are not an embarrassing lapse or semi-private joke on Plato's part. On the contrary, if taken seriously as they should be, they are the key to understanding both the dialogue itself and Plato's linguistic philosophy more broadly. The book's main argument is so formulated as to be intelligible to readers with no knowledge of Greek, and will have a significant impact both on the study of Plato and on the history of linguistic thought.

Buy Plato's "Cratylus" book by David Sedley from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780521034029
ISBN-10: 0521034027
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 204
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Books By Author David Sedley

Philosophy of Antiochus by 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 by David Sedley 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 by David Sedley 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 by David Sedley Plato, Paperback (November 2010)

Provides new translations of Plato's important works of ancient philosophy with an introduction explaining the major arguments.

» View all books by David Sedley

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Plato's "Cratylus" 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!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - David Sedley

David Sedley is Laurence Professor of Ancient Philosophy in the University of Cambridge. He is the author, with A. A. Long, of The Hellenistic Philosophers (1987; Vol. 1: HB 0521 255619; PB 0521 275563; Vol. 2 SBN: HB 0521 255627; PB 0521 275571), author of Lucretius and the Transformation of Greek Wisdom (1998: 0521 570328) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Greek and Roman Philosophy (2003; HB 0521 772850; PB 0521 775035).

Boomerang Bucks close

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.

Recent books by David Sedley close
Philosophy of Antiochus by David Sedley
Ancient Models of Mind by David Sedley
Free Will by David Sedley
Philosophy of Antiochus by David Sedley
Plato by David Sedley
Plato by David Sedley
Ancient Models of Mind by David Sedley
Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXXII by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXXII by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXXI by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXXI by David Sedley
Midwife of Platonism by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXX by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy by David Sedley
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy XXIX by David Sedley
»
Recent books by Mary Margaret McCabe close
Platonic Conversations by Mary Margaret McCabe
Plato's
Plato and His Predecessors by Mary Margaret McCabe
Form and Argument in Late Plato by Mary Margaret McCabe
Plato and His Predecessors by Mary Margaret McCabe
Plato's Individuals by Mary Margaret McCabe
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close