The Socratic Paradoxes and the Greek Mind by Michael J. O'Brien
By Michael J. O'Brien
In assessing what the paradoxes intended to Plato, O'Brien makes use of convinced large rules of inquiry. First, he insists, any platonic doctrine has to be positioned within the context of Plato's complete philosophy--a truism now not regularly commemorated. moment, the conversations of the discussion shape don't basically adorn Plato's philosophical statements yet appreciably impact their expression.
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