Chapter

Aporia

Samuel Scolnicov

in Plato's Parmenides

Published by University of California Press

Published in print August 2003 | ISBN: 9780520224032
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520925113 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520224032.003.0003
Aporia

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This chapter examines the part of Plato's dialogue Parmenides where Parmenides reformulated Socrates' position to stress the separation of sensible things and forms. It explains that while Parmenides will allow forms and sensible things either to combine or to be apart, but not both. It analyzes what kinds of separate forms are there and describes Parmenides' proposed four kinds of forms.

Keywords: Parmenides; Plato; dialogue; Socrates; sensible things; forms

Chapter.  11935 words. 

Subjects: Classical Philosophy

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