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  1. Espaces lisses et lieux bruts: L'histoire cachée du lieu.Edward S. Casey - forthcoming - Revue de Métaphysique et de Morale.
    L'étude entend montrer que, si le temps est finalement unique, l'espace, lui, est originellement (et non du fait de la constitution de l'être-au-monde) multiple. Une analyse d'un passage du Timée où la Chôra est dite tithênê (nourrice) permet d'asseoir une interprétation de la différence foncière entre espace et lieu. Le lieu a progressivement disparu pour s'absorber dans l'espace neutre qui traduit homologiquement l'infinité divine ou pour s'atténuer dans le site. Il est difficile de trouver une analyse adéquate du lieu depuis (...)
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  2. The Timaeus in Latin. Hoenig Plato's Timaeus and the Latin Tradition. Pp. XVIII + 331. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2018. Cased, £75, Us$105. Isbn: 978-1-108-41580-4. [REVIEW]George Karamanolis - forthcoming - The Classical Review:1-3.
  3. Plato's 'Fantastic'Appendix: The Procreation Model of the Timaeus.Colin M. Turbayne - forthcoming - Paideia.
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  4. Proclus. Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus. Volume VI: Book 5: Proclus on the Gods of Generation and the Creation of Humans, Edited and Translated by Tarrant, H. [REVIEW]John Phillips - 2019 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 13 (1):115-117.
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  5. An Ancient Commentary on Plato's Timaeus - Tarrant Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus, Volume VI. Book 5: Proclus on the Gods of Generation and the Creation of Humans. Pp. XIV + 282. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017. Cased, £69.99, Us$125. Isbn: 978-1-107-03264-4. [REVIEW]Robbert M. Van Den Berg - 2019 - The Classical Review 69 (1):94-96.
  6. Triangles, Tropes, and Τὰ Τοιαʋ ̃τα: A Platonic Trope Theory.Christopher Buckels - 2018 - Plato Journal: The Journal of the International Plato Society 18:9-24.
    A standard interpretation of Plato’s metaphysics holds that sensible particulars are images of Forms. Such particulars are fairly independent, like Aristotelian substances. I argue that this is incorrect: Platonic particulars are not Form images but aggregates of Form images, which are property-instances. Timaeus 49e-50a focuses on “this-suches” and even goes so far as to claim that they compose other things. I argue that Form images are this-suches, which are tropes. I also examine the geometrical account, showing that the geometrical constituents (...)
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  7. Os Princípios Explicativos no Timeu de Platão.Luciana Valesca Fabião Chachá - 2018 - Dissertation, UFRJ, Brazil
  8. Studies on the Text of Plato's Timaeus and Critias - Jonkers the Textual Tradition of Plato's Timaeus and Critias. Pp. XVIII + 548. Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2017. Cased, €180, Us$202. Isbn: 978-90-04-32591-3. [REVIEW]Colin Guthrie King - 2018 - The Classical Review 68 (2):363-365.
  9. The Consolation of Philosophy as Cosmic Image.Myra L. Uhlfelder - 2018 - Tempe, AZ: ACMRS.
    In this study, Uhlfelder argues convincingly that, in portraying his literary persona as an exemplum of man in his quest for self-knowledge, Boethius has made the whole Consolatio a cosmic image representing man as microcosm. The mental faculties of sensus, imaginatio, ratio, and intellegentia are arranged as a proportion suggesting both Plato’s famous “divided line” at the end of Book 6 of the Republic and, at the same time, the four elements of the physical cosmos which, according to the Platonic (...)
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  10. The Form of the Good in Plato's Timaeus.Thanassis Gkatzaras - 2017 - Plato Journal: The Journal of the International Plato Society 17:71-83.
    The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence that the Form of the Good (as we know it from the Republic) is still present in the Timaeus and is ontologically independent from the Demiurge and his Paradigm. This claim is supported by selected passages from Timaeus’ text, but it is also based on Phaedo’s theory of causation and on the simile of the sun in Republic. It is also highlighted after a detailed comparison between the philosopher-kings and the Demiurge, (...)
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  11. Socrates’ Request and the Educational Narrative of the Timaeus.Charles Ives - 2017 - Lexington Books.
    This book addresses the relevance of Timaeus’s cosmology to Socrates’ request for a speech about war. Charles Ives finds relevance in the dialogue’s concern for education apropos of the medical dimensions of Timaeus’ physics, the project of becoming like god, and the philosophical soul responsible for success on the battlefield.
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  12. On the Inauthenticity of the Critias.Marwan Rashed & Thomas Auffret - 2017 - Phronesis 62 (3):237-254.
    In this paper, we highlight a number of difficulties concerning the relationship between theCritiasand theTimaeus, notably a contradiction betweenTimaeus27a-b andCritias108a-c. On this basis we argue that theCritiasmust be considered spurious.
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  13. Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus: Volume 6, Book 5: Proclus on the Gods of Generation and the Creation of Humans.Harold Tarrant (ed.) - 2017 - Cambridge University Press.
    Proclus' commentary on the dialogue Timaeus by Plato, written in the fifth century AD, is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. It has had an enormous influence on subsequent Plato scholarship. This edition nevertheless offers the first new translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant recent advances in scholarship by Neoplatonic commentators. It will provide an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, (...)
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  14. Porphyry’s Real Powers in Proclus’ Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus.Irini-Fotini Viltanioti - 2017 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 11 (1):26-45.
    _ Source: _Volume 11, Issue 1, pp 26 - 45 In his _Commentary on the Timaeus_, Porphyry of Tyre argued against the second-century Platonist Atticus’ thesis that the creation in Plato’s _Timaeus_ was a process from a point of time. This paper focuses on the summary of one of Porphyry’s arguments against this thesis exposed in Book 2 of Proclus’ _Commentary on the Timaeus_. It argues that Proclus does justice to Porphyry’s views and that the argument points to a classification (...)
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  15. Proclus: Commentary on Plato's Timaeus: Volume 5, Book 4.Dirk Baltzly (ed.) - 2016 - Cambridge University Press.
    Proclus' commentary on Plato's dialogue Timaeus is arguably the most important commentary on a text of Plato, offering unparalleled insights into eight centuries of Platonic interpretation. It has had an enormous influence on subsequent Plato scholarship. This edition offers the first new English translation of the work for nearly two centuries, building on significant recent advances in scholarship on Neoplatonic commentators. It provides an invaluable record of early interpretations of Plato's dialogue, while also presenting Proclus' own views on the meaning (...)
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  16. Making the World Body Whole and Complete: Plato's Timaeus, 32c5-33b1.Brad Berman - 2016 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 10 (2):168-192.
    Plato’s demiurge makes a series of questionable decisions in creating the world. Most notoriously, he endeavors to replicate, to the extent possible, some of the features that his model possesses just insofar as it is a Form. This has provoked the colorful complaint that the demiurge is as raving mad as a general contractor who constructs a house of vellum to better realize the architect’s vellum plans (Keyt 1971). The present paper considers the sanity of the demiurge’s reasoning in light (...)
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  17. Making Room for Particulars: Plato’s Receptacle as Space, Not Substratum.Christopher Buckels - 2016 - Apeiron 49 (3):303-328.
    The ‘traditional’ interpretation of the Receptacle in Plato’s Timaeus maintains that its parts act as substrata to ordinary particulars such as dogs and tables: particulars are form-matter compounds to which Forms supply properties and the Receptacle supplies a substratum, as well as a space in which these compounds come to be. I argue, against this view, that parts of the Receptacle cannot act as substrata for those particulars. I also argue, making use of contemporary discussions of supersubstantivalism, against a substratum (...)
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  18. Arystotelesowskie Ujęcie Homonimii.Mikołaj Domaradzki - 2016 - Diametros 50:1-24.
    The purpose of the paper is to discuss Aristotle’s account of homonymy. The major thesis advocated here is that Aristotle considers both entities and words to be homonymous, depending on the object of his criticism. Thus, when he takes issue with Plato, he tends to view homonymy more ontologically, upon which it is entities that become homonymous. When, on the other hand, he gainsays the exegetes or the sophists, he is inclined to perceive homonymy more semantically, upon which it is (...)
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  19. Platons pragmatische Kosmologie: Zur Metapher von Vorbild und Abbild im Timaios.Pascal Emmenegger - 2016 - Bochumer Philosophisches Jahrbuch Fur Antike Und Mittelalter 19 (1):1-20.
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  20. Plato on Women’s Natural Ability: Revisiting Republic V and Timaeus 41e3–44d2 and 86b1–92c3.Chelsea Harry & Polansky Ron - 2016 - Apeiron 49 (3).
    Despite the prominent argument for equal educational opportunity for women inWe examine carefully Plato’s argument for the equal nature of women in.
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  21. Plato’s Theodicy in the Timaeus.Viktor Ilievski - 2016 - Rhizomata 4 (2):201-224.
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  22. Is the Form of the Good a Final Cause for Plato?Elizabeth Jelinek - 2016 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 33 (2):99-116.
    Many assume that Plato's Form of the Good is a final cause. This might be true if one assumes an Aristotelian definition of final cause; however, I argue that if one adopts Plato's conception of final causation as evidenced in the Phaedo and Timaeus, the claim that the Form of the Good is a final cause for Plato is untenable.
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  23. Parmenides' Likely Story.Thomas Johansen - 2016 - Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy 50:1-29.
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  24. Timaeus.Peter Kalkavage (ed.) - 2016 - Focus.
    Both an ideal entrée for beginning readers and a solid text for scholars, the second edition of Peter Kalkavage's acclaimed translation of Plato's _Timaeus_ brings enhanced accessibility to a rendering well known for its faithfulness to the original text. An extensive essay offers insights into the reading of the work, the nature of Platonic dialogue, and the cultural background of the _Timaeus_. Appendices on music, astronomy, and geometry provide additional guidance. A brief outline of the themes of the work, a (...)
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  25. The Mad Craftsman of the Timaeus.David Keyt - 2016 - Philosophical Inquiry 40 (1-2):8-12.
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  26. Platonism and Planetary Motion: Reason, Balance and Order in Proclus’ Commentary on Republic 617a4–B4.David Blair Pass - 2016 - Apeiron 49 (3):369-408.
    Journal Name: Apeiron Issue: Ahead of print.
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  27. Argumentative Strategies for Interpreting Plato’s Cosmogony: Taurus and the Issue of Literalism in Antiquity.Federico M. Petrucci - 2016 - Phronesis 61 (1):43-59.
    _ Source: _Volume 61, Issue 1, pp 43 - 59 Contemporary debate on Plato’s cosmogony often assumes that the ‘literal’ reading of the _Timaeus_ yields an account of creation, while the view that the cosmos always existed is non-literal. In antiquity, Taurus has been seen as a forerunner of the ‘non-literal’ interpretation. This paper shows, on the contrary, that Taurus’ argument for the sempiternity of the cosmos is a literalist one, relying on a strict linguistic analysis of _Timaeus_ 28b6-8.
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  28. Plato’s Unfinished Trilogy: Timaeus–Critias–Hermocrates.Gabriele Cornelli - 2015 - In Plato's Styles and Characters: Between Literature and Philosophy. De Gruyter. pp. 33-46.
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  29. 14. Plato as Physicist: Structure and Destruction of the Atom According to Plato’s Timaeus.Paul Friedlander - 2015 - In Plato: An Introduction. Princeton University Press. pp. 246-260.
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  30. An Examination of Plato’s Chora.Elizabeth Jelinek - 2015 - Environment, Space, Place 7 (1):7-27.
    In the Timaeus, Plato’s creation story, Plato describes an entity he refers to as the chora. The Greek word chora is translated as place, room, or space, but Plato’s descriptions of the chora are so notoriously enigmatic that there is disagreement about what, exactly, he intends to indicate by it. In this paper, I address an interpretation of the chora according to which the chora is a kind of cosmic mirror. I argue that this interpretation results in an uncharitable reading (...)
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  31. A Triptych in Plato's Timaeus: A Note on the Receptacle Passage.T. K. Johansen - 2015 - Classical Quarterly 65 (2):885-886.
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  32. Proclus: Commentary on Plato’s Timaeus, Volume 5. Book 4_ _, Written by Dirk Baltzly.Marije Martijn - 2015 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 9 (2):246-248.
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  33. A Note on the Construction of the Equilateral Triangle with Scalene Elementary Triangles in Plato's Timaeus: Pl. Ti. 54a-B.Ernesto Paparazzo - 2015 - Classical Quarterly 65 (2):552-558.
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  34. Does Present-Day Symmetry Underlie the Cosmology of Plato’s Timaeus.Ernesto Paparazzo - 2015 - Apeiron 48 (2):123-148.
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  35. It’s a World Made of Triangles: Plato’s Timaeus 53B–55C.Ernesto Paparazzo - 2015 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 97 (2).
    Name der Zeitschrift: Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie Jahrgang: 97 Heft: 2 Seiten: 135-159.
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  36. Congruency and Evil in Plato’s Timaeus.Colin David Pears - 2015 - Review of Metaphysics 69 (1):93-113.
    While there is no principle of evil for Plato, evil does exist in the Platonic framework in various ways, and these help to illuminate other important and overlooked features of Platonic thought: human freedom and the ability to choose and act. Using the Timaeus as the basis of investigation, this paper examines the world-soul and its relation to the human soul in order to understand Plato’s notion of congruency between parts and the whole. It specifically highlights the importance of the (...)
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  37. Platons Timaios und Kants Übergangsschrift (2015). Sonderegger (ed.) - 2015 - Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann.
    Following the structuring hints given by Plato in his Timaeus you find, that the dialogue – actually Timaeus' lecture – falls in two parts, not in three as Cornford, Brisson and others suggest. The main division follows the two invocations of the gods (27c, 48d). The first part presents the world in its noetic form, poetically described as the work of the demiurg. Timaeus opens this part giving first his premises in the form of an introduction, which lead his presentation. (...)
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  38. The Use and Abuse of Critias: Conflicting Portraits in Plato and Xenophon.Gabriel Danzig - 2014 - Classical Quarterly 64 (2):507-524.
    This paper aims to explain the very sharp contrast between the portraits of Critias found in Plato and Xenophon. While depicted as a monster in Xenophon'sHellenica, Critias is described with at most mild criticism in Plato's writings. Each of these portraits is eccentric in its own way, and these eccentricities can be explained by considering the apologetic and polemic aims each author pursued. In doing so, I hope to shed light not only on the relations between these portraits and the (...)
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  39. Timaeus Latinus: Calcidius and the Creation of the Universe.Christina Hoenig - 2014 - Rhizomata 2 (1):80-110.
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  40. Why the Cosmos Needs a Craftsman: Plato, Timaeus 27d5-29b1.Thomas Kjeller Johansen - 2014 - Phronesis 59 (4):297-320.
    In his opening speech, Timaeus argues that the cosmos must be the product of a craftsman looking to an eternal paradigm. Yet his premises seem at best to justify only that the world could have been made by such a craftsman. This paper seeks to clarify Timaeus’ justification for his stronger conclusion. It is argued that Timaeus sees a necessary role for craftsmanship as a cause that makes becoming like being.
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  41. Plato’s Timaeus 31b4 – 32c4: Why Do We Need Two Bonds Between Fire and Earth?Vassilis Karasmanis - 2014 - Philosophical Inquiry 38 (3-4):61-68.
  42. Censure and Exclusion of The Republic in the Light of the Timaeus.Henar Lanza - 2014 - Eidos: Revista de Filosofía de la Universidad Del Norte 20:95-108.
    Censure and exclusion of The Republic are characteristics of many utopias, which become dystopias precisely because of turning to them. Plato´s reasons to censure certain types of poetry are ethical and political ones, although his arguments are epistemological . This paper proposes reading these two aspects of the platonic proposal in the light of three specific points of the Timaeus: 1) the theory of discourse about the concept of verisimilar , 2) its relation to the question of whether we can (...)
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  43. Nature and Divinity in Plato’s Timaeus. By Sarah Broadie. [REVIEW]Georgia Mouroutsou - 2014 - Ancient Philosophy 34 (1):207-216.
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  44. Plato's Theology in the Timaeus 29e-30a.Panagiotis Pavlos - 2014 - ΑΚΑΔΗΜΕΙΑ: Researches on Platonism History 9:49-58.
    In this paper the Platonic concepts of Goodness, Belief and Will as they appear in the passage 29d–30a of the Timeaus, are examined . The main intention is, through this examination, to explore whether –and, if yes, why- these notions constitute essential elements of Plato’s theology.
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  45. Proclus. Ten Problems Concerning Providence. [REVIEW]John Phillips - 2014 - International Journal of the Platonic Tradition 8 (1):129-133.
  46. The Metaphysics of Bodily Health and Disease in Plato's Timaeus.Brian D. Prince - 2014 - British Journal for the History of Philosophy 22 (5):908-928.
    Near the end of his speech, Timaeus outlines a theory of bodily health and disease which has seemed to many commentators loosely unified or even inconsistent . But this section is better unified than it has appeared, and gives us at least one important insight into the workings of physical causality in the Timaeus. I argue first that the apparent disorder in Timaeus’s theory of disease is likely a deliberate effect planned by the author. Second, the taxonomy of disease in (...)
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  47. Colloquium 2 “God is Not To Blame”: Divine Creation and Human Responsibility in Plato’s Timaeus.Susan Sauvé Meyer - 2014 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 29 (1):55-69.
    When Timaeus claims that all vice is involuntary, and that it is not individual human beings but their “nurturers” and begetters” who must be assigned causal responsibility for human vice, he is extending the grand cosmological discourse he has been offering to include the causes of human vice, and he is presenting a novel twist on the Socratic paradox familiar from earlier works, that no one does wrong voluntarily. He is not, however, contradicting his earlier claims that human beings, rather (...)
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  48. Proclus: An Introduction by Radek Chlup.Harold Tarrant - 2014 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 52 (1):166-167.
  49. Polybius on Speeches in Timaeus: Syntax and Structure in Histories 12.25a.N. Wiater - 2014 - Classical Quarterly 64 (1):121-135.
    The most famous – and most discussed – ancient statement on speeches in historiography is probably Thucydides 1.22.1, but Polybius’ discussion of speeches in Timaeus in Book 12 of his Histories follows closely. Although Polybius’ criticism of Timaeus has been fruitfully studied from very different angles, the meaning and implications of many of his statements are still debated.
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  50. Timaeus' Explanation of Sense-Perceptual Pleasure.David Wolfsdorf - 2014 - Journal of Hellenic Studies 134:120-135.
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