The Platonic Corpus

Terence H. Irwin

in The Oxford Handbook of Plato

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

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Philosophy

 The Platonic Corpus

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This article attempts to answer certain questions that arise regarding the dialogues as penned by Plato centuries ago. The speaker or the narrator of the text happens to be Socrates, who through various conversations with his apprentices unravels the nuances of the various philosophical dialogues.

Keywords: Platonic Corpus; dialogues; philosophical dialogues; middle dialogues; later dialogues

Article.  13196 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Classical Philosophy

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