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    "Technē" and Teleology in Plato's "Gorgias".Lee Franklin - 2005 - Apeiron 38 (4):229-256.
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    Inventing Intermediates: Mathematical Discourse and Its Objects in Republic VII.Lee Franklin - 2012 - Journal of the History of Philosophy 50 (4):483-506.
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    The Structure of Dialectic in the Meno.Lee Franklin - 2001 - Phronesis 46 (4):413-439.
    In this paper I offer a new interpretation of the philosophical method of the "Meno." In the opening discussion of the dialogue, Plato introduces a restriction on answers in dialectical inquiry, which I call the Dialectical Requirement (DR). The DR is applied twice in the "Meno," in different ways (75d5-7, 79d1-3). In the first section of the paper, I argue that the two applications of the DR represent the beginning and end of dialectic. This shows that dialectical inquiry starts from (...)
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    Particular and Universal: Hypothesis in Plato's Divided Line.Lee Franklin - 2011 - Apeiron 44 (4):335-358.
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    Commentary On Nails.Lee Franklin - 2013 - Proceedings of the Boston Area Colloquium of Ancient Philosophy 28 (1):102-109.
    In this commentary on D. Nails, “Two Dogmas of Platonism,” I focus on her arguments for the claim that the Good is not the unhypothetical principle of everything in Plato’s Republic. I first examine what it would mean for any principle to be an unhypothetical principle of everything, and argue that Nails equivocates in her construal of this role. I then argue that Plato’s references to the unhypothetical principle should not be read to refer to a single, unique item, but (...)
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  6. Brill Online Books and Journals.Lee Franklin - 2001 - Phronesis 46 (4).
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    Clitophon’s Challenge: Dialectic in Plato’s Meno, Phaedo, and Republic. [REVIEW]Lee Franklin - 2017 - Ancient Philosophy 37 (1):197-201.
  8. Dichotomy and Platonic Diairesis.Lee Franklin - 2011 - History of Philosophy Quarterly 28 (1):1.
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    Investigation From Hypothesis in Plato's Meno: An Unorthodox Reading.Lee Franklin - 2010 - Apeiron 43 (4):87-116.
  10. Meno’s Paradox, the Slave-Boy Interrogation, and the Unity of Platonic Recollection.Lee Franklin - 2009 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 47 (4):349-377.
    Plato invokes the Theory of Recollection to explain both ordinary and philosophical learning. In a new reading of Meno’s Paradox and the Slave-Boy Interrogation, I explain why these two levels are linked in a single theory of learning. Since, for Plato, philosophical inquiry starts in ordinary discourse, the possibility of success in inquiry is tied to the character of the ordinary comprehension we bring to it. Through the claim that all learning is recollection, Plato traces the knowledge achievable through inquiry (...)
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    The Origins of Dialectic in Ordinary Discourse.Lee Franklin - 2016 - History of Philosophy & Logical Analysis 19 (1):88-104.
    The opening discussion of the Meno features a halting conversation in which Meno struggles at length to answer Socrates’ question, “What is Virtue?” Whereas Socrates demands a unitary account, presenting Virtue as one, Meno repeatedly speaks of Virtue in plurality. Through the opposing sides of this conflict, Plato highlights impediments that appear to prevent ordinary speakers from inquiring into nature. These include the fallibility of ordinary beliefs and statements, and the inability of ordinary speakers to countenance properties as entities in (...)
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