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    Plato's Phaedo: An Interpretation.Kenneth Dorter - 1982 - University of Toronto Press, C1982.
    In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: -/- [99] JOURNAL OF THE HISTORY OF PHILOSOPHY 23:1 JANUARY 198 5 Book Reviews Kenneth Dorter. Plato's 'Phaedo': An Interpretation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1982. Pp. xi + 233. $28.50. Kenneth Dorter of the University of Guelph has given us a useful and unusual study of the Phaedo, which will attract the interest of a variety of Plato's readers. He provides the careful studies of the dialogue's (...)
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    The Transformation of Plato's Republic.Kenneth Dorter - 2005 - Lexington Books.
    Author Ken Dorter, in a passage-by-passage analysis traces Plato's depiction of how the most basic forms of human functioning and social justice contain the seed of their evolution into increasingly complex structures, as well as the seed of their degeneration. Dorter also traces Plato's tendency to begin an investigation with models based on rigid distinctions for the sake of clarity, which are subsequently transformed into more fluid conceptions that no longer sacrifice complexity and subtlety for clarity.
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    Form and Good in Plato's Eleatic Dialogues the Parmenides, Theaetetus, Sophist, and Statesman.Kenneth Dorter - 1994 - University of California Press.
    00 In this innovative analysis, Plato's four eleatic dialogues are treated as a continuous argument. In Kenneth Dorter's view, Plato reconsiders the theory of forms propounded in his earlier dialogues and through an examination of the theory's limitations reaffirms and proves it essential. Contradicted are both those philosophers who argue that Plato espoused his theory of forms uncritically and those who argue that Plato in some sense rejected the theory and moved toward the categorical analysis developed byAristotle. Dorter's reexamination of (...)
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    Socrates' Refutation of Thrasymachus and Treatment of Virtue.Kenneth Dorter - 1974 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 7 (1):25 - 46.
  5. The Ion: Plato's characterizatIon of art.Kenneth Dorter - 1973 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 32 (1):65-78.
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    The Method of Division and the Division of the Phaedrus.Kenneth Dorter - 2006 - Ancient Philosophy 26 (2):259-273.
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    Indeterminacy and Moral Action in Laozi.Kenneth Dorter - 2014 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 13 (1):63-81.
    There is an apparent tension in Laozi 老子 between his denial of the adequacy of positive theoretical formulations and his concomitant endorsement of certain kinds of practical action over others. Laozi writes, for example, “Where they all know the good as good, there is evil, Therefore Being and non-being produce each other” (Laozi 2.3–5), which suggests that good and evil produce each other the way being and non-being produce each other; in which case to do good will lead to evil (...)
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    A Dialectical Reading of the Bhagavadgita.Kenneth Dorter - 2012 - Asian Philosophy 22 (4):307-326.
    The Gita at first appears to be a series of explanations of various kinds of yoga strung together in no apparent order, and several of its claims and arguments seem to contradict one another. I argue that the apparent contradictions disappear if we see the arguments as related to one another dialectically rather than analytically. From an analytic perspective contradictions are either merely verbal and can be disambiguated by a conceptual distinction, or else they render the statement meaningless. A dialectical (...)
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    Diairesis and the Tripartite Soul in the Sophist.Kenneth Dorter - 1990 - Ancient Philosophy 10 (1):41-61.
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    Three Disappearing Ladders in Plato.Kenneth Dorter - 1996 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 29 (3):279-299.
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    The Method of Division and the Division of the Phaedrus.Kenneth Dorter - 2006 - Ancient Philosophy 26 (2):259-273.
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    A Dual Dialectic in the "Symposium".Kenneth Dorter - 1992 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 25 (3):253 - 270.
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    Diairesis and the Tripartite Soul in the Sophist.Kenneth Dorter - 1990 - Ancient Philosophy 10 (1):41-61.
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    Levels of Knowledge in the "Theaetetus".Kenneth Dorter - 1990 - Review of Metaphysics 44 (2):343 - 373.
    I WOULD LIKE TO PUT FORWARD the suggestion that the Theaetetus is a progressive development of the concept of knowledge. To this end, instead of focusing on one or two particular passages, I shall go through the dialogue as a whole in terms of what it has to say about the problem of knowledge. I hope that what is gained in a synoptic view of the dialogue will compensate for comparatively brief time spent on each passage.
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  15. Science and religion in Descartes' Meditations.Kenneth Dorter - 1973 - The Thomist 37 (2):313-340.
     
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    The Divided Line and the Structure of Plato's "Republic".Kenneth Dorter - 2004 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 21 (1):1 - 20.
  17. Metaphysics and morality in neo-confucianism and greece: Zhu XI, Plato, Aristotle, and plotinus.Kenneth Dorter - 2009 - Dao: A Journal of Comparative Philosophy 8 (3):255-276.
    If Z hu Xi had been a western philosopher, we would say he synthesized the philosophies of Plato, Aristotle, and Plotinus: that he took from Plato the theory of forms, from Aristotle the connection between form and empirical investigation, and from Plotinus self-differentiating holism. But because a synthesis abstracts from the incompatible elements of its members, it involves rejection as well as inclusion. Thus, Z hu Xi does not accept the dualism by which Plato opposed to the rational forms an (...)
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    Equality, Recollection, and Purification.Kenneth Dorter - 1972 - Phronesis 17 (3):198-218.
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    First Philosophy: Metaphysics or Epistemology?Kenneth Dorter - 1972 - Dialogue 11 (1):1-22.
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    Thought and Expression in Spinoza and Shankara.Kenneth Dorter - 2014 - Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy/Revue canadienne de philosophie continentale 18 (1):215-235.
    Philosophers from traditions that are not only entirely different but apparently uninfluenced by each other sometimes show remarkable similarities. In the case of Spinoza and Shankara such similarities include the dual-aspect model according to which the apparent pluralism of the world rests on an inadequate perception of its oneness, and the way the overcoming of that inadequacy is conceived as a liberation from the passions and an achievement of immortality. A significant difference between the two, however, is that Spinoza's explanations (...)
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    The concept of the mean in confucius and Plato.Kenneth Dorter - 2002 - Journal of Chinese Philosophy 29 (3):317–335.
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    The reciprocity argument and the structure of Plato's phaedo.Kenneth Dorter - 1977 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 15 (1):1-11.
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    The Significance of the Speeches in Plato's Symposium.Kenneth Dorter - 1969 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 2 (4):215 - 234.
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    Virtue, Knowledge, and Wisdom: Bypassing Self-Control.Kenneth Dorter - 1997 - Review of Metaphysics 51 (2):313 - 343.
    SOCRATES’ CLAIM THAT VIRTUE IS KNOWLEDGE implies that if we behave in an unvirtuous way we must be ignorant of what goodness really is. No allowance is made for the possibility that we may know what is good but act otherwise because we are too weak to resist temptation or fear—in other words that we may lack self-mastery. In a famous passage Aristotle rejects the Socratic model.
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    The Method of Division in the Sophist: Plato’s Second Deuteros Plous.Kenneth Dorter - 2013 - In Beatriz Bossi & Thomas M. Robinson (eds.), Plato's "Sophist" Revisited. Berlin: Walter de Gruyter. pp. 87-100.
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  26. Free Will, Luck, and Happiness in the Myth of Er.Kenneth Dorter - 2003 - Journal of Philosophical Research 28:129-142.
    According to the Myth of Er we are responsible for our character because we chose it before birth. But any choice is determined by our present character, sothere is an indefinite regress and we cannot be entirely responsible for our character. The Myth of Er can be seen as the first formulation of the problem of free will, which Aristotle demythologizes in Nicomachean Ethics III.5. Plato's solution is that freedom is compatible with causal determinism because it does not mean indeterminism (...)
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  27. Alan Blum and Peter McHugh, Self-reflection in the Arts and Sciences Reviewed by.Kenneth Dorter - 1986 - Philosophy in Review 6 (9):423-425.
     
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    Beyond Metaphysics? The Hermeneutic Circle in Contemporary Continental Philosophy John Llewelyn Atlantic Highlands, NJ: Humanities Press; London: Macmillan Press, 1985. Pp. xvii, 238.Kenneth Dorter - 1987 - Dialogue 26 (3):603.
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    Can different cultures think the same thoughts?: a comparative study in metaphysics and ethics.Kenneth Dorter - 2018 - Notre Dame, Indiana: University of Notre Dame Press.
    Kenneth Dorter's Can Different Cultures Think the Same Thoughts? is a study of fundamental issues in metaphysics and ethics across major philosophical traditions of the world, including the way in which metaphysics can be a foundation for ethics, as well as the importance of metaphysics on its own terms. Dorter examines such questions through a detailed comparison of selected major thinkers and classic works in three global philosophical traditions, those of India, China, and the West. In each chapter Dorter juxtaposes (...)
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  30. Conceptual truth and aesthetic truth.Kenneth Dorter - 1990 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 48 (1):37-51.
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    Epistemology and Ontology.Kenneth Dorter - 1974 - Dialogue 13 (1):113-114.
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  32. Freedom and Constraints in Prometheus Bound.Kenneth Dorter - 1992 - Interpretation 19 (2):117-135.
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    Free Will, Luck, and Happiness in the Myth of Er.Kenneth Dorter - 2003 - Journal of Philosophical Research 28:129-142.
    According to the Myth of Er we are responsible for our character because we chose it before birth. But any choice is determined by our present character, sothere is an indefinite regress and we cannot be entirely responsible for our character. The Myth of Er can be seen as the first formulation of the problem of free will, which Aristotle demythologizes in Nicomachean Ethics III.5. Plato's solution is that freedom is compatible with causal determinism because it does not mean indeterminism (...)
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    Incantation and Aporia in Plato's Rhetoric.Kenneth Dorter - 1996 - Philosophy and Rhetoric 29 (3):v-vi.
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    Imagery and philosophy in Plato's.Kenneth Dorter - 1971 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 9 (3):279-288.
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    Imagery and Philosophy in Plato's Phaedrus.Kenneth Dorter - 1971 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 9 (3):279-288.
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    Nussbaum on Transcendence in Plato and Aristotle.Kenneth Dorter - 1993 - Dialogue 32 (1):105-.
    Nussbaum argues for welcoming life's messy conflicts rather than placing some values above others. Aristotle and plato are the respective champions of these alternatives: plato lovelessly advocates inflexible utilitarian rules, while aristotle champions pluralism and humanism. But nussbaum approaches these philosophers in precisely the manner that she rejects for life itself, reducing each to a one-dimensional principle and ignoring the "messy conflicts" that other parts of their texts create for her principle. She completely ignores the humane side of plato's thought (...)
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    Ontology and Contingency.Kenneth Dorter - 1978 - Idealistic Studies 8 (2):93-114.
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    Philosopher-Rulers.Kenneth Dorter - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):335-356.
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    Philosopher-Rulers.Kenneth Dorter - 2001 - Ancient Philosophy 21 (2):335-356.
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    Plato's image of immortality.Kenneth Dorter - 1976 - Philosophical Quarterly 26 (105):295-304.
  42. Plato, Phaedo (ca. 385 BC).Kenneth Dorter - 2003 - In Jorge J. E. Gracia, Gregory M. Reichberg & Bernard N. Schumacher (eds.), The Classics of Western Philosophy: A Reader's Guide. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 10.
     
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    Socrates on Life, Death and Suicide.Kenneth Dorter - 1976 - Laval Théologique et Philosophique 32 (1):23.
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    Sparshott's theory of the arts.Kenneth Dorter - 1987 - British Journal of Aesthetics 27 (4):363-370.
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    Truth and philosophy.Kenneth Dorter - 1977 - Journal of Value Inquiry 11 (1):1-15.
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    The Dramatic Aspect of Plato's Phaedo.Kenneth Dorter - 1970 - Dialogue 8 (4):564-580.
    It has often been remarked that the dramatic element of the Platonic writings is unique in philosophy, and there have been many attempts to account for its presence. Recently there has been a greater tendency to see it as more than mere ornamentation or naturalism, as an essential element in understanding the philosophy of the dialogue. The one unquestionably authentic statement by Plato on philosophical writing is in the Phaedrus where Socrates, who wrote no philosophy, is made to criticize treatises (...)
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  47. The Dialectic of Plato's Method of Hypothesis.Kenneth Dorter - 1975 - Philosophical Forum 7 (2):159.
     
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    The fusion and diffusion of musical traditions1.Kenneth Dorter - 2004 - The European Legacy 9 (2):163-172.
    The question whether the fusion of the musical traditions of different cultures is a good thing or not is irrelevant in practical terms, since there is no realistic possibility of preventing it, but the advantages and disadvantages that the process brings are worth considering nevertheless. The loss of diversity that results when one tradition is overwhelmed by its contact with a more influential one is not redressed by the increased variety that comes about within the dominant tradition, since the latter (...)
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    Technology, Individuality and Modem Culture.Kenneth Dorter - 1988 - Philosophie Et Culture: Actes du XVIIe Congrès Mondial de Philosophie 2:605-609.
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    The Limits of Analysis Stanley Rosen New York: Basic Books, 1980. Pp. xvi, 279. $24.95.Kenneth Dorter - 1984 - Dialogue 23 (3):556-557.
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