Plato's Reception of Parmenides
Plato's Reception of Parmenides  -     By: John A. Palmer
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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 312
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 9.26 X 6.26 X 0.68 (inches)
ISBN: 0199251592
ISBN-13: 9780199251599

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John Palmer presents a new and original account of Plato's uses and understanding of his most important Presocratic predecessor, Parmenides. Adopting an innovative approach to the appraisal of intellectual influence, Palmer first explores the Eleatic underpinnings of central elements in Plato's middle-period epistemology and metaphysics and then shows how in the later dialogues Plato confronts various sophistic appropriations of Parmenides.

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John A. Palmer is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was previously Research fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge.

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"This excellent and extensive survey is valuable reading for scholars and graduate students interested in Plato's metaphysics and epistemology."--Choice


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