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Theaetetus

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Published by Echo Library .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Philosophy,
  • General,
  • Philosophy / General

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsBenjamin Jowett (Translator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8411471M
    ISBN 101406831719
    ISBN 109781406831719

    Mar 01,  · The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, and is acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a clever but modest student, Theaetetus, it explores one of the key issues in philosophy: what is knowledge?Brand: Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. Set immediately prior to the trial and execution of Socrates in BC, Theaetetus shows the great philosopher considering the nature of knowledge itself, in a debate with the geometrician Theodorus and his young follower prosportsfandom.com:

    Theaetetus, Athenian mathematician who had a significant influence on the development of Greek geometry. Theaetetus was a disciple of Socrates and studied with Theodorus of Cyrene. He taught at some time in Heraclea (located in present-day southern Italy). Plato made Theaetetus the chief subject of. Their transcendental existence is not asserted, and is therefore implicitly denied in the Philebus; different forms are ascribed to them in the Republic, and they are mentioned in the Theaetetus, the Sophist, the Politicus, and the Laws, much as Universals would be spoken of in modern books.

    Theaetetus (Book): Plato: What exactly is knowledge?The Theaetetus is a seminal text in the philosophy of knowledge, and is acknowledged as one of Plato's finest works. Cast as a conversation between Socrates and a clever but modest student, Theaetetus, it explores one of the key issues in philosophy: what is knowledge? Though no definite answer isreached, the discussion is penetrating . Oct 28,  · Read "Theaetetus" by Plato available from Rakuten Kobo. Set immediately prior to the trial and execution of Socrates in BC, Theaetetus shows the great philosopher consideri Brand: Penguin Books Ltd.


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Plato’s Theaetetus is one of his most important dialogues, a work that is fundamental to the field of epistomology or the study of how we know. In it Socrates discusses the subject of knowledge with the boy Theaetetus and his teacher of mathematics, Theodorus/5.

Theaetetus book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Complete and unabridged paperback edition/5. Feb 25,  · Plato's Theaetetus is a difficult and complex dialogue. "What is knowledge?", Socrates asks a Stranger, the rest is history.

If you are looking for the Theaetetus you likely know it enough, but if not, I highly recommend it; it is short and readable despite the rigorous Theaetetus book Plato writes/5(6).

Plato’s Theaetetus asks what knowledge is, and several possible definitions are explored in depth. We ask experts to recommend the five best books in their subject and explain their selection in an interview.

This site has an archive of more than one thousand interviews, or five thousand book. The Theaetetus is one of Plato's dialogues concerning the nature of knowledge, written circa BC. In this dialogue, Socrates Home Categories Recent Authors Lists Series Collections Donate About Contact F.A.Q Search ☰.

By all means, Theaetetus, in order that I may see the reflection of myself Theaetetus book your face, for Theodorus says that we are alike; and yet if each of us held in his hands a lyre, and he said that they were, tuned alike, should we at once take his word, or should we ask whether he who said so was or was not a musician.

Theaetetus. We should ask. Soc. Theaetetus was a youth, and he had a memorable conversation with him, which he repeated to Theaetetus book when I came to Athens; he was full of admiration of his genius, and said that he would most certainly be a great man, if he lived.

Terpsion. The prophecy has certainly been fulfilled; but what was the. This one-page guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of Theaetetus by Plato. Theaetetus is a dialogue by the Greek philosopher Plato written around BCE.

Based on a conversation between Plato’s teacher, Socrates, and a Greek mathematician named Theaetetus, the dialogue concerns three definitions of knowledge: perception, true judgment, and true judgment with an account. The Theaetetus, which probably dates from about BC, is arguably Plato’s greatest work on epistemology.

(Arguably, it is his greatest work on anything.) Plato (c– BC) has much to say about the nature of knowledge elsewhere.

But only the Theaetetus offers a set-piece discussion of the question “What is knowledge?”. Sep 30,  · It's a great book, the basis of knowledge theory as we know it. You almost miss it, it's so obvious that you agree without thinking.

Yet it is the first time it was written down and the source of discussion still today, thousands of years later/5(8). Theaetetus is one of the finest of Plato ’s middle-period dialogues. It may well have been written as a tribute to the historical Theaetetus shortly after Theaetetus’s death from wounds suffered in.

is made to the books in which the statement occurs;--this Theaetetus, who has 'often read the books,' is supposed to acknowledge (so Cratylus). And Protagoras, in the speech attributed to him, never says that he has been misunderstood: he rather seems to imply that the absoluteness of sensation at each instant was to be found in his words.

The Theaetetus is one of Plato's dialogues concerning the nature of knowledge. In this dialogue, Socrates and Theaetetus discuss three definitions of knowledge: knowledge as nothing but perception, knowledge as true judgment, and, finally, knowledge as a true judgment with an account.

Each of these definitions is shown to be unsatisfactory/5(3). The Theaetetus, like the Parmenides, has points of similarity both with his earlier and his later writings.

The perfection of style, the humour, the dramatic interest, the complexity of structure, the fertility of illustration, the shifting of the points of view, are characteristic of his best period of authorship. PLATO 'S THEAETETUS This book was written in about BCE, and is a dialogue between Socrates and Theaetetus about the nature of knowledge.

It is the oldest. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Theaetetus refines his definition by claiming that knowledge is “true belief with an account (logos)” (c-d).

Theaetetus and Socrates discuss what “logos” means, and ultimately, the two are left without completing the task. The dialogue ends with Socrates telling Theaetetus that all the two of them have produced were “wind-eggs.”.

Dec 13,  · About the Book Some dialogues of Plato are of so various a character that their relation to the other dialogues cannot be determined with any degree of certainty.

The Theaetetus, like the Parmenides, has points of similarity both with his earlier and his later writings. Aug 01,  · Book Overview M. Levett's elegant translation of Plato's Theaetetus, first published inis here revised by Myles Burnyeat to reflect contemporary standards of accuracy while retaining the style, imagery, and idiomatic speech for which the Levett translation is unparalleled/5(3).

Levett's elegant translation of Theaetetus, first published inis here revised by Myles Burnyeat to reflect contemporary standards of accuracy while retaining the style, imagery, and 5/5(1). Theaetetus (Ancient Greek: Θεαίτητος) discusses concepts including perception, true judgment and knowledge.

Socrates compares the human mind to a piece of wax and is critical of lawyers who seek only to persuade. (Summary by Geoffrey Edwards).This book is a sustained philosophical analysis and critique of Plato's Theaetetus. Presupposing no knowledge of Greek, Bostock provides a detailed examination of Plato's arguments and the issues they raise, rival interpretations of the text, and the relations between the Theaetetus and Plato's other works.This theory is presented in great detail in Book X of Euclid's Elements.

Theaetetus was one of the few Greek mathematicians who was actually a native of Athens. Most Greek mathematicians of antiquity came from the numerous Greek cities scattered around the Ionian coast, the Black Sea and the whole Mediterranean basin.