Contradicting the long-held belief that Aristotle was the first to discuss individuation systematically, Mary Margaret McCabe argues that Plato was concerned with what makes something a something and that he solved the problem in a radically different way than did Aristotle. McCabe explores the centrality of individuation to Plato's thinking, from the Parmenides to the Politicus , illuminating Plato's later metaphysics in an exciting new way. Tradition associates Plato with the contrast between the particulars of ...

Plato's Individuals 1999, Princeton University Press

ISBN-13: 9780691029399

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Plato's Individuals 1994, Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ

ISBN-13: 9780691073514