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Meaning: Ancient Comments on Five Lines of Aristotle

Richard Sorabji.

in The Oxford Handbook of Aristotle

August 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Philosophy of Language. 7727 words.

The opening five lines of On Interpretation 1 contain Aristotle's influential account of the meaning of verbs and names, in which he describes them as signs of mental experiences that are...

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Plato's Philosophy of Language

Paolo Crivelli.

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Philosophy of Language. 12419 words.

Ideas in and problems of the philosophy of language surface frequently in Plato's dialogues. This forms the basis of the present article. Some passages briefly formulate, or presuppose,...

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The <i>Sophist</i> on Statements, Predication, and Falsehood

Lesley Brown.

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

August 2008; p ublished online September 2009 .

Article. Subjects: Philosophy; Classical Philosophy; Philosophy of Language. 13821 words.

Of the later dialogues of Plato, the Sophists stand out. This article highlights the concept of sophist as propounded by Plato. A didactic approach runs through the text. Socrates harps on...

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