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The Dialogues of Plato, Volume 4: Plato's Parmenides, Revised Edition (Vol 4)

ISBN13: 9780300066166
ISBN: 0300066163
Binding: Hardcover
List Price: $65.0
Publisher: Yale University Press
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Pages: 336
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Among Plato's later dialogues, the Parmenides is one of the most significant. Not only a document of profound philosophical importance in its own right, it also contributes to the understanding of Platonic dialogues that followed it, and it exhibits the foundations of the physics and ontology that Aristotle offered in his Physics and Metaphysics VII.In this book, R. E. Allen provides a superb translation of the Parmenides along with a structural analysis that procedes on the assumption that formal elements, logical and dramatic, are important to its interpretation and that the argument of the Parmenides is aporetic, a statement of metaphysical perplexities. Allen has revised his original translation of and commentary on the Parmenides, which were published in 1983 to great acclaim.