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Greek philosopher, 427-347 B.C.
platonic love - a love in which there is no sexual desire.
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Insofar as the Tubingen scholars contextualize Plato's dialogues in the philosophical, mathematical, and scientific thinking of ancient Greece, all serious students of Plato should consider their work, lest we read into Plato our own concerns and conclusions.
Whether or not Plato succeeds in his task is a question that has produced two major scholarly camps, neither of which Brown thinks is quite right.
But Plato insists media reports suggesting the incident has caused a rift between himself and Giovanardi are wide of the mark.
He argues that the tension between Socrates's words and deeds in the Republic shows that Plato does indeed have a positive political agenda there, but not the obvious one.
So far as Plato is concerned, only the philosopher can be a true artist?
Rice resolves this paradox, with only the myth of the metals in mind, by saying that Plato "does not intend for just anyone in his ideal city to read the Republic" (56).
That Plato may have taught his students some ideas not expressed in the dialogues was held by Eduard Zeller, Hermann, Friedlander, and others.
At this point, Plato enters a self-critical phase, renouncing the excesses of his previous theory of forms, especially in the Parmenides, and replacing it with a trimmed down account, to which Seung refers as the "bedrock" version, in comparison to the "skyscraper" version in the middle works.
Such distinctions did not register on the Athenian jurors who convicted Socrates of corrupting the young and introducing new gods, and Plato himself repeatedly gets a story out of Socrates' ability to "enchant" the young.
A third group of dialogues, written in Plato ' s later years, includes Critias, Philebus, Politicus, Sophist, Timaeus, and Laws.
Cox, tried to fit mathematical models to these data, often assuming that Plato chose sentence endings in the same way that someone would toss a coin to see whether it would come up heads or tails.
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