Who Speaks for Plato?: Studies in Platonic Anonymity

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2000)
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In this international and interdisciplinary collection of critical essays, distinguished contributors examine a crucial premise of traditional readings of Plato's dialogues: that Plato's own doctrines and arguments can be read off the statements made in the dialogues by Socrates and other leading characters. The authors argue in general and with reference to specific dialogues, that no character should be taken to be Plato's mouthpiece. This is essential reading for students and scholars of Plato

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Erik Ostenfeld
Aarhus University
Paul Smith
University of Toronto
Gerald Press
Hunter College (CUNY)
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Plato.Richard Kraut - 1981 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.
Rethinking Plato: A Cartesian Quest for the Real Plato.Necip Fikri Alican - 2012 - Amsterdam and New York: Brill | Rodopi.
Two Dogmas of Platonism.Debra Nails - 2013 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):77-112.
Socrates.Debra Nails - 2008 - Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

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