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Hesiod and Plato's history of philosophy

G. R. Boys-Stones

in Plato and Hesiod

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199236343
eISBN:
9780191717130
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199236343.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter argues that Hesiod's praise of one form of eris (‘strife’) makes him a symbol and archetype for what Plato sees as the unproductive squabbling of much subsequent philosophical debate. ... More


Zeno, Melissus, and Parmenides

John Palmer

in Parmenides and Presocratic Philosophy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199567904
eISBN:
9780191721717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199567904.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter reassesses Zeno and Melissus' relation to Parmenides in light of the modal interpretation of Parmenides developed in the previous three chapters. Plato's Parmenides plausibly presents ... More


Sophistry without Measure, Dialectic without Rhetoric: The Interpretive Dispute in the Protagoras

Robin Reames

in Seeming and Being in Plato's Rhetorical Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780226567013
eISBN:
9780226567150
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226567150.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter examines Plato’s treatment of the interpretation of Simonides’s poem in the Protagoras dialogue. Although this part of the dialogue is commonly neglected as a parody of bad ... More


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