Knowing the Whole: Comments on Gill, “Plato’s Phaedrus and the Method of Hippocrates”

Modern Schoolman 80 (4):315-323 (2003)
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Socrates suggests that no one can know the nature of soul without knowing the nature of the whole. The whole what? Gill proposes "the whole environment" in which the soul is active. I criticize this and argue for the old-fashioned reading of "the whole world."



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