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  1. Platonic qua predication.Rachel Barney - forthcoming - Analytic Philosophy.
    Platonic arguments often have premises of a particular form which is misunderstood. These sentences look like universal generalizations, but in fact involve an implicit qua phrase which makes them a fundamentally different kind of predication. Such general implicit redoubled qua predications (girqps) are not an expression of Plato's proprietary views; they are also very common in everyday discourse. Seeing how they work in Plato can help us to understand them.
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  2. Plato, Sophist 259C7–D7: Contrary Predication and Genuine Refutation.John D. Proios - 2023 - Classical Quarterly 73 (1):66-77.
    This paper defends an interpretation of Plato, Soph. 259c7–d7, which describes a distinction between genuine and pretender forms of ‘examination’ or ‘refutation’ (ἔλεγχος). The passage speaks to a need, throughout the dialogue, to differentiate the truly philosophical method from the merely eristic method. But its contribution has been obscured by the appearance of a textual problem at 259c7–8. As a result, scholars have largely not recognized that the Eleatic Stranger recommends accepting contrary predication as a condition of genuine refutation. After (...)
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  3. The Koinōnia of Non-Being and Logos in the Sophist Account of Falsehood.Michael Wiitala - 2022 - Areté. Revista de Filosofía 34:235-249.
    At Sophist 260e3-261a2, the Eleatic Stranger claims that in order to demonstrate that falsehood is, he and Theaetetus must first track down what speech (logos), opinion (doxa), and appearance (phantasia) are, and then observe the communion (koinōnia) that speech, opinion, and appearance have with non-being. The Stranger, however, never explicitly discusses the communion of speech, opinion, and appearance with non-being. Yet presumably their communion is implicit in his account of falsehood, given his claim that observing that communion is needed in (...)
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  4. The Importance of Being Erroneous.Nils Kürbis - 2021 - Australasian Philosophical Review 2 (3):155-166.
    This is a commentary on MM McCabe's "First Chop your logos... Socrates and the sophists on language, logic, and development". In her paper MM analyses Plato's Euthydemos, in which Plato tackles the problem of falsity in a way that takes into account the speaker and complements the Sophist's discussion of what is said. The dialogue looks as if it is merely a demonstration of the silly consequences of eristic combat. And so it is. But a main point of MM's paper (...)
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  5. Método dialéctico y verdad en el Parménides de Platón.Gerardo Óscar Matía Cubillo - 2021 - Daimon: Revista Internacional de Filosofía 83:153-170.
    Empleando procedimientos de la lógica simbólica, se intenta contribuir a una mejor comprensión del ejercicio dialéctico llevado a cabo en el Parménides. La interpretación de las formas del ser y el no ser a partir de la oposición entre el objeto de conocimiento y el pensamiento acerca del mismo, abre la puerta a una manera original de enfocar el problema de la verdad en Platón. Puede resultar interesante, asimismo, la solución que se propone a la aporía planteada en Parménides 132b-c, (...)
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  6. Knowledge and Truth in Plato: Stepping Past the Shadow of Socrates.Catherine Rowett - 2018 - Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
    Catherine Rowett presents an in depth study of Plato's Meno, Republic and Theaetetus and offers both a coherent argument that the project in which Plato was engaging has been widely misunderstood and misrepresented, and detailed new readings of particular thorny issues in the interpretation of these classic texts.
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  7. Being In Late Plato.Eric Sanday - 2018 - In Sean D. Kirkland & Eric Sanday (eds.), A Companion to Ancient Philosophy. Northwestern University Press. pp. 147-159.
    This chapter [of the edited volume, A Companion to Ancient Philosophy] examines the shift in Plato’s account of the eidē or ‘forms’ from the Republic to the Parmenides. Forms in the Republic are characterized in terms of perfection, purity, and changelessness, with the form being an ultimate explanatory principle for being-X. Participants, while being-X, are also capable of not-being-X, either through qualitative change and coming-to-be, or through external changes in perspective or opinion, by which they “appear [φανήσεται]” not-X (R. V.479a7). (...)
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  8. Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truth by Blake E. Hestir. [REVIEW]Fink Jakob Leth - 2017 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 55 (1):153-154.
    This study defends the view that Plato’s account of meaning and truth does not depend on strong Platonism. Strong Platonism is based, among other things, on the assumption that basic entities are pure and cannot mix with anything. In a semantic theory, such entities provide stability of reference to single terms and so keep the danger of fluctuating meanings at bay. Unfortunately, strong Platonism pays a heavy price for this stability in that it cannot explain how terms can be combined (...)
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  9. Plato on the Metaphysical Foundation of Meaning and Truth.Blake E. Hestir - 2016 - Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.
    What is the nature of truth? Blake Hestir offers an investigation into Plato's developing metaphysical views, and examines Plato's conception of being, meaning, and truth in the Sophist, as well as passages from several other later dialogues including the Cratylus, Parmenides, and Theaetetus, where Plato begins to focus more directly on semantics rather than only on metaphysical and epistemological puzzles. Hestir's interpretation challenges both classical and contemporary interpretations of Plato's metaphysics and conception of truth, and highlights new parallels between Plato (...)
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  10. The Legacy of Hermes: Deception and Dialectic in Plato’s Cratylus.Olof Pettersson - 2016 - Journal of Ancient Philosophy 10 (1):26-58.
    Against the background of a conventionalist theory, and staged as a defense of a naturalistic notion of names and naming, the critique of language developed in Plato’s Cratylus does not only propose that human language, in contrast to the language of the gods, is bound to the realm of myth and lie. The dialogue also concludes by offering a set of reasons to think that knowledge of reality is not within the reach of our words. Interpretations of the dialogue’s long (...)
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  11. Os Problemas da Opinião Falsa e da Predicação no diálogo Sofista de Platão.Francisco de Assis Vale Cavalcante Filho - 2014 - Dissertation, Ufpb, Brazil
  12. The Essence of Truth: On Plato's Cave Allegory and Theaetetus.Martin Heidegger - 2013 - London: Bloomsbury Revelations.
    "Two breakthrough lectures from one of the most important and influential philosophers of the 20th Century introduce key themes in the thought of Martin Heidegger"--.
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  13. Truth and value in Plato's Republic.Sean Kelsey - 2013 - Philosophy 88 (2):197-218.
    This paper is a reaction to a recent article by Raphael Woolf, the drift of which is that, according to the Republic , truth as such is not important. I am not persuaded and in what follows I try to get clear about why.
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  14. Reality deflated and minimalized.L. Reinhardt - 2013 - Analysis 73 (2):279-283.
    A claim for minimalism about ‘real’ on the model of minimalism about ‘true’. The article, in effect, develops J.L. Austin’s remark that with ‘real’, the negative ‘wears the trousers’. The development is then exploited for a proposed elucidation of Plato’s discussion of the fields of knowledge and belief in his Republic. It is proposed that Plato was striving for something whose futility was a leading theme of Wittgenstein’s later philosophy.
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  15. The Cratylus of Plato: A Commentary. By Francesco Ademollo. [REVIEW]Geoffrey Bagwell - 2012 - Ancient Philosophy 32 (1):190-193.
  16. Ignorance, Shame and Love of Truth: Diagnosing the Sophist’s Error in Plato’s Sophist.Micah Lott - 2012 - Phoenix 66 (1-2):36-56.
  17. La filosofía heraclítea interpretada Por platón.Liliana Carolina Sánchez Castro - 2012 - Ideas Y Valores 61 (150):229-244.
  18. Does Plato Argue Fallaciously at Cratylus 385b–c?Geoffrey Bagwell - 2011 - Apeiron 44 (1):13-21.
    At Cratylus 385b–c, Plato appears to argue that names have truth-value. Critics have almost universally condemned the argument as fallacious. Their case has proven so compelling that it has driven editors to recommend moving or removing the argument from its received position in the manuscripts. I argue that a close reading of the argument reveals it commits no fallacy, and its purpose in the dialogue justifies its original position. I wish to vindicate the manuscript tradition, showing that the argument establishes (...)
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  19. Plato's Account of Falsehood: A Study of the Sophist.Paolo Crivelli - 2011 - New York: Cambridge University Press.
    Some philosophers argue that false speech and false belief are impossible. In the Sophist, Plato addresses this 'falsehood paradox', which purports to prove that one can neither say nor believe falsehoods. In this book Paolo Crivelli closely examines the whole dialogue and shows how Plato's brilliant solution to the paradox is radically different from those put forward by modern philosophers. He surveys and critically discusses the vast range of literature which has developed around the Sophist over the past fifty years, (...)
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  20. The Crane's Walk: Plato, Pluralism, and the Inconstancy of Truth. By Jeremy Barris.Hugo Meynell - 2011 - Heythrop Journal 52 (6):1036-1037.
  21. The Republic - Schindler Plato's Critique of Impure Reason. On Goodness and Truth in the Republic. Pp. xiv + 358. Washington: The Catholic University of America Press, 2008. Cased, US$79.95. ISBN: 978-0-8132-1534-1. [REVIEW]Andrew Payne - 2010 - The Classical Review 60 (2):369-370.
  22. Truth and Tradition in Plato and the Cambridge Platonists.Jordan Bradley Koffman - 2009 - Dissertation, Proquest
    Thesis - - Queen's University, 2009-09-24 16:19:49.145.
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  23. Le logos du sophiste. Image et parole dans le Sophiste de Platon.Felipe Ledesma - 2009 - Elenchos: Rivista di Studi Sul Pensiero Antico 30 (2):207-254.
    The logos question, one of the most important among the subjects that traverse the Plato's Sophist, has in fact some different aspects: the criticism of father Parmenides' logos, that is unable to speak about the not-being, but also about the being; the relations between logos and its cognates, phantasia, doxa and dianoia; the logos’ complex structure, that is a compound with onoma and rema; the difference between naming and saying, two distinct but inseparable actions; the logical and ontological conditions that (...)
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  24. Paradigmi della verità in Platone.Giovanni Casertano - 2007 - Roma: Editori riuniti.
  25. Reading the περιτρoπη: Theaetetus 170c-171c. Chappell - 2006 - Phronesis 51 (2):109-139.
    Two readings of the much-discussed περιτροπή argument of "Theaetetus" 170c-171c have dominated the literature. One I call "the relativity reading". On this reading, the argument fails by ignoratio elenchi because it "carelessly" omits "the qualifications 'true for so-and-so' which [Protagoras'] theory insists on" (Bostock 1988: 90). The other reading I call "the many-worlds interpretation". On this view, Plato's argument succeeds in showing that "Protagoras' position becomes utterly self-contradictory" because "he claims that everyone lives in his own relativistic world, yet at (...)
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  26. Del vero e del falso nel Sofista di Platone: con un saggio sul Cratilo.Alfonso De Petris - 2005 - Firenze: L. S. Olschki.
  27. Truth and untruth in Plato and Heidegger.Michael Inwood - 2005 - In Catalin Partenie & Tom Rockmore (eds.), Heidegger and Plato: Toward Dialogue. Northwestern University Press. pp. 72.
  28. Plato and the Split Personality of Ontological "Alētheia".Blake E. Hestir - 2004 - Apeiron 37 (2):109 - 150.
  29. Jenks, Rod. The Contribution of Socratic Method and Plato’s Theory of Truth to Plato Scholarship. [REVIEW]Hugh Benson - 2003 - Review of Metaphysics 56 (3):656-658.
    In the first chapter of The Contribution of Socratic Method and Plato’s Theory of Truth to Plato Scholarship, Rod Jenks argues that since Socrates and Plato take the Socratic elenchus to establish truths and the Socratic elenchus can only establish consistency, Socrates and Plato must be committed to a coherence theory of truth. Jenks denies any explicit recognition of such a commitment in Plato’s early dialogues. The claim is rather that “early Socratic practice as recorded by Plato makes sense only (...)
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  30. A "Conception" of Truth in Plato's Sophist.Blake E. Hestir - 2003 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 41 (1):1-24.
    I argue that in Plato's _Sophist, the account of true and false statement which emerges within the discussion of not being and falsehood neither entails nor outwardly suggests any of the traditional characterizations of a correspondence "theory" of truth. On the contrary, what emerges is a minimalistic "conception" of truth which requires neither positing the existence of facts nor formulating an explanatory definition of truth. I make comparisons with Aristotle's discussion of truth in the _Categories and _De Interpretatione, and I (...)
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  31. Socrates on Persuasion, Truth, and Courtroom Argumentation in Plato’s Apology.Dale Jacquette - 2003 - Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines 22 (4):33-41.
  32. Names and Nature in Plato's Cratylus.Rachel Barney - 2001 - New York: Routledge.
    This study offers a ckomprehensive new interpretation of one of Plato's dialogues, the _Cratylus_. Throughout, the book combines analysis of Plato's arguments with attentiveness to his philosophical method.
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  33. Plato's Doctrine of Truth.Martin Heidegger & Thomas Sheehan - 1998 - In Pathmarks. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. pp. 155-182.
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  34. Plato on Truth and the Problem of Falsehood.Blake Edward Hestir - 1998 - Dissertation, The Florida State University
    Plato conceives of truth in two different ways: on the one hand, truth is an object which philosophers aim at in dialectic, yet, on the other hand, truth is treated as a quality of a particular brand of statements and beliefs . Examples of both of these conceptions can be found in almost all of Plato's dialogues, though the former conception of truth is most visible in the Republic , while the latter conception is expressed most succinctly in the Sophist. (...)
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  35. Platons Begriff der Wahrheit. J Szaif. [REVIEW]Malcolm Schofield - 1998 - The Classical Review 48 (1):85-87.
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  36. Truth and Reality. [REVIEW]Malcolm Schofield - 1998 - The Classical Review 48 (1):85-87.
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  37. Truth and Reality - Szaif J.: Platons Begriff der Wahrheit. (Symposion, 104.) Pp. 561. Freiburg and Munich: Karl Alber, 1996. DM 178/Sw. frs. 169/öS 1317. ISBN: 3-495-47815-9. [REVIEW]Malcolm Schofield - 1998 - The Classical Review 48 (01):85-87.
  38. Knowledge and belief in Republic V.Dirk Baltzly - 1997 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 79 (S):239-72.
    We ought to combine the predicative and veridical readings of estin. Plato’s view involves a parallelism between truth and being: when we know, we grasp a logos which is completely true and is made true by an on which is completely (F). Opinion takes as its object a logos which is no more true than false and which concerns things which are no more (F) than not (F). This view, I argue, is intelligible in the context of the presuppositions which (...)
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  39. Plato on conventionalism.Rachel Barney - 1997 - Phronesis 42 (2):143 - 162.
    A new reading of Plato's account of conventionalism about names in the Cratylus. It argues that Hermogenes' position, according to which a name is whatever anybody 'sets down' as one, does not have the counterintuitive consequences usually claimed. At the same time, Plato's treatment of conventionalism needs to be related to his treatment of formally similar positions in ethics and politics. Plato is committed to standards of objective natural correctness in all such areas, despite the problematic consequences which, as he (...)
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  40. Socrates on the Strength of Knowledge: Protagoras 351B-357E.Terry Penner - 1997 - Archiv für Geschichte der Philosophie 79 (2):117-149.
  41. Platons Begriff der Wahrheit (2., durchgesehene Auflage. Studienausgabe).Jan Szaif - 1996 - Freiburg, Germany: Alber.
  42. Falsehood Unmasked. [REVIEW]Christopher Kirwan - 1991 - Phronesis 36 (3):319 - 327.
  43. Conceptual truth and aesthetic truth.Kenneth Dorter - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (1):37-51.
  44. Pleasure, Truth and Being in Plato's Philebus: A reply to Professor Frede.Cynthia Hampton - 1987 - Phronesis 32 (1):253-262.
  45. Truth and Existence: A Philosophical Inquiry.Michael Gelven - 1986 - Pennsylvania State University Press.
    Writing deliberately in a nontechnical style so as to make his book accessible to readers who are not professional philosophers, Michael Gelven here offers an extended meditative essay on the nature and meaning of truth. He approaches this subject directly, rather than through a critique of what others have said about it, and takes off from the realization that truth has a wider meaning than that which can be found in the analysis of true sentences, which is the focus of (...)
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  46. Plato's Sophist: The Drama of Original and Image, by Stanley Rosen. [REVIEW]Seth Benardete - 1985 - Graduate Faculty Philosophy Journal 10 (2):167-171.
  47. Perception, Relativism, and Truth: Reflections on Plato's Theaetetus 152–160.Mohan Matthen - 1985 - Dialogue 24 (1):33-.
    The standard interpretation of "Theaetetus" 152-160 has Plato attribute to Protagoras a relativistic theory of truth and existence. It is argued here that in fact the individuals of Protagorean worlds are inter-Personal. (thus the Protagorean theory has public objects, but private truth). Also, a new interpretation is offered of Plato's use of heraclitean flux to model relativism. The philosophical and semantic consequences of the interpretation are explored.
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  48. Judgment and Perception in "Theaetetus" 184-186.Joseph Shea - 1985 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 23 (1):1-14.
  49. Plato on Language and Falsehood.Thomas Wheaton Bestor - 1978 - Southwestern Journal of Philosophy 9 (3):23-37.
  50. Heidegger and Plato's Notion of 'Truth'.John Philippoussis - 1976 - Dialogue 15 (3):502-504.
    Heidegger, in his Platons Lehre von der Wahrheit, recognizes that the “image of the cave” is the central point of Plato's thought. According to Heidegger, this image is Plato's “doctrine” on truth, offered in order to “put in light the essence of the paideia“, for “an essential rapport unites the formation and the truth”. “The being of the ‘formation’”, he says, “is founded on the being of ‘truth’;”. But in the myth of the Cave, Plato passes, according to Heidegger, from (...)
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