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Description - Metaphysics and Method in Plato's Statesman by Kenneth M. Sayre

At the beginning of his Metaphysics, Aristotle attributed several strange-sounding theses to Plato. Generations of Plato scholars have assumed that these could not be found in the dialogues. In heated arguments, they have debated the significance of these claims, some arguing that they constituted an 'unwritten teaching' and others maintaining that Aristotle was mistaken in attributing them to Plato. In a prior book-length study on Plato's late ontology, Kenneth M. Sayre demonstrated that, despite differences in terminology, these claims correspond to themes developed by Plato in the Parmenides and the Philebus. In this book, he shows how this correspondence can be extended to key, but previously obscure, passages in the Statesman. He also examines the interpretative consequences for other sections of that dialogue, particularly those concerned with the practice of dialectical inquiry.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521866088
ISBN-10: 0521866081
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 278
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kenneth M. Sayre

Kenneth Sayre is professor of philosophy and Director of the Philosophic Institute at the University of Notre Dame. He has published sixteen books on a variety of philosophical topics, of which four are on Plato.

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