Plato's Metaphysics and Dialectic

Noburu Notomi

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Companion to Ancient Philosophy
PublisherJohn Wiley and Sons
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9780631210610
Publication statusPublished - 2012 May 8


  • A reality viewpoint, living discourse of modes and pure universal reasoning
  • Analytic philosophers, arguments from dialogue in reconstructing Plato's theory
  • Aristotle's account of Plato's Theory of Forms
  • Aristotle's formulation of Plato's metaphysics, as scheme of "form and matter"
  • Metaphysical impact as a awakening of the soul
  • Metaphysics, being central to Platonic studies
  • Plato's metaphysics and dialectic, the question of what philosophy is
  • Plato's theory and origins, transcendent forms as being that of Parmenides
  • Plato, often admired or attacked as a champion of metaphysics
  • The dialogues, the main source for an understanding of Plato's metaphysics

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)

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