Unity and Development in Plato's Metaphysics

Routledge (2012)

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William Prior
Santa Clara University
Abstract
Studies of Plato’s metaphysics have tended to emphasise either the radical change between the early Theory of Forms and the late doctrines of the Timaeus and the Sophist, or to insist on a unity of approach that is unchanged throughout Plato’s career. The author lays out an alternative approach. Focussing on two metaphysical doctrines of central importance to Plato’s thought – the Theory of Forms and the doctrine of Being and Becoming – he suggests a continuous progress can be traced through Plato’s works. He presents his argument through an examination of the metaphysical sections of six of the dialogues: the Euthyphro, Phaedo, Republic, Parmenides, Timaeus, and Sophist
Keywords Plato  Theory of Forms  Metaphysics  Developmentalism  Unitarianism  Being and Becoming
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ISBN(s) 9780203101582   070994005X   9780415751568   9780415627733   041575156X   0812690001
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