David Bostock

in Plato’s Theaetetus

Published in print February 1991 | ISBN: 9780198239307
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191679889 | DOI:

Series: Clarendon Paperbacks


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This introductory chapter begins with a discussion of the chronology of Plato' dialogues. It then goes on to compare the Theaetetus and the Sophist, followed by an analysis of the Meno. Finally, the chapter ponders on the question ‘What is Knowledge?’ which introduces the theme of Theaetetus.

Keywords: Theaetetus; Plato; dialogues; Sophist; Meno; forms; knowledge

Chapter.  16478 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Ancient Philosophy

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