Gail Fine

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

Published in print August 2008 | ISBN: 9780195182903
Published online September 2009 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy


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This article traces Plato's views on literary production, his relation with his mentor Socrates and the founding of the Academy. The article also traces the impact that politics and philosophy as subjects had on Plato's thoughts. The influence of the Sophists has also been included. The article provides various angles according to which the idea of the whole as given by Plato is perceived.

Keywords: philosophy; politics; Academy; sophists; concept; whole

Article.  18187 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Classical Philosophy

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