The Dialectic of Essence

The Dialectic of Essence

A Study of Plato's Metaphysics

eBook - 2002
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The Dialectic of Essence offers a systematic new account of Plato's metaphysics. Allan Silverman argues that the best way to make sense of the metaphysics as a whole is to examine carefully what Plato says about ousia (essence) from the Meno through the middle period dialogues, the Phaedo and the Republic, and into several late dialogues including the Parmenides, the Sophist, the Philebus, and the Timaeus. This book focuses on three fundamental facets of the metaphysics: the theory of Forms; the nature of particulars; and Plato's understanding of the nature of metaphysical inquiry. Silverman se.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2002
ISBN: 9781400825349
1400825342
9780691091785
9780691091792
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 393 pages)
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