Troubling Play: Meaning and Entity in Plato's Parmenides

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Troubling Play is a new and illuminating interpretation of Plato's Parmenides--notoriously the most difficult of the dialogues. Showing that the Parmenides is an inquiry into time and the forms of language, author Kelsey Wood notes that the dialogue's suggestion of sophistry is intended to provoke the silently observant Socrates. The young Socrates believes that knowing is prior to existence, but Parmenides ultimately shows him that the meaning of intelligible discourse is derived from existence in time. Although we cannot ...

Troubling Play: Meaning and Entity in Plato's Parmenides 2006, State University of New York Press

ISBN-13: 9780791465202

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Troubling Play: Meaning and Entity in Plato's Parmenides 2005, State University of New York Press, Albany, NY

ISBN-13: 9780791465196

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