William Prior
Santa Clara University
In this article I argue that "Timaeus" 48e-52d, the passage in which Plato introduces the receptacle into his ontology, Contains the material for a satisfactory response to the third man argument. Plato's use of "this" and "such" to distinguish the receptacle, Becoming, And the forms clarifies the nature of his ontology and indicates that the forms are not, In general, self-predicative. This result removes one argument against regarding the "Timaeus" as a late dialogue.
Keywords Plato  Timaeus  Receptacle  Third Man Argument  self-predication
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DOI 10.1080/00455091.1983.10715865
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