Oxford University Press (2002)

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Verity Harte
Yale University
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What is the relation between a whole and its parts? The metaphysics of structure and composition is much discussed in modern philosophy; now Verity Harte provides the first sustained examination of Plato's rich but neglected discussion of the topic, and shows how it can illuminate current debates. This book is an invaluable resource both for scholars of Plato and for modern metaphysicians.
Keywords Whole and parts (Philosophy
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Call number B398.W42.H37 2002
ISBN(s) 019927844X   9780198236757   0198236751   9780199278442
DOI 10.1215/00318108-114-2-273
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Plato's Metaphysics of Structure

The role of structure as the proper object of Platonic science is placed within the context of the exploration of holistic models of knowledge and understanding, which has often been identified as a central feature of Plato's later works. The normativity of structure may also be seen to ha... see more

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