Through a careful survey of several significant Platonic texts, mainly focussing on the nature of knowledge, Essays on Plato’s Epistemology offers the reader a fresh and promising approach to Plato’s philosophy as a whole. From the very earliest reception of Plato’s philosophy, there has been a conflict between a dogmatic and a sceptical interpretation of his work and thought. Moreover, the two sides are often associated, respectively, with a metaphysical and an anti-metaphysical approach. This book, continuing a line of thought that is nowadays strongly present in the secondary literature – and also followed by the author in over thirty years of research –, maintains that a third way of thinking is required. Against the widespread view that an anti-dogmatic philosophy must go together with an anti-metaphysical stance, Trabattoni shows that for Plato, on the contrary, a sober and reasonable assessment of both the powers and limits of human reason relies on a proper metaphysical outlook.
|Titolo:||Essays on Plato's epistemology|
TRABATTONI, FRANCO (Primo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Parole Chiave:||Plato; Epistemology; Metaphysics; Theory of Forms; Knowledge; Theaetetus|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore M-FIL/07 - Storia della Filosofia Antica|
|Citazione:||Essays on Plato's epistemology / F. Trabattoni. - Leuven : Leuven University, 2016. - ISBN 9789462700598. (ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL PHILOSOPHY)|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||05 - Volume|