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"Ean hôsautôs tê psuchê epi pantas idês" (Platonis Parmenides, 132a 1 - 132b 2). Voir les idées avec son âme et le “Troisième homme” de Platon

Gazziero, Leone

Authors

Leone Gazziero leone.gazziero@uwe.ac.uk



Abstract

The argument most scholars refer to as “Plato’s Third Man” has been much discussed and variously accounted for. Most of the time logical analysis gets the lion’s share and little attention is paid to issues related to the text. Our approach is the other way around. By way of a close textual analysis, three major points are meant to be proven : first, the argument’s structure is not deductive but iterative ; secondly, the soul plays an important role, albeit a mismatched one ; thirdly, the interest of the argument depends not in the least on its exemplary value, which allows it to serve as a remarkable case study to highlight assumptions other objections less explicitly rely upon

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Jan 1, 2014
Journal Revue de Philosophie Ancienne
Print ISSN 0771-5420
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 32
Issue 1
Pages 35-85
APA6 Citation Gazziero, L. (2014). "Ean hôsautôs tê psuchê epi pantas idês" (Platonis Parmenides, 132a 1 - 132b 2). Voir les idées avec son âme et le “Troisième homme” de Platon
Keywords Plato, Parmenides, platonic ideas, largeness’ regress, soul in Plato’s epistemology of forms, G. Vlastos’ Interpretation of Plato’s "Third Man",
Publisher URL http://www.eurorgan.be/category/revue-de-philosophie-ancienne/


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