Brings together a set of connected essays by Gial Fine, in her main area of research since the late 1970s: Plato's metaphysics and epistemology.
This text brings together a set of connected essays by Gail Fine, in her main area of research since the late 1970s: Plato's metaphysics and epistemology. She discusses central issues in Plato's metaphysics and epistemology, issues concerning the nature and extent of knowledge, and its relation to perception, sensibles, and forms; and issues concerning the nature of forms, such as whether they are universals or particulars, separate or immanent, and whether they are causes. A specially written introduction draws together the themes of the volume, which will reward the attention of anyone interested in Plato or in ancient metaphysics and epistemology.
Preface ; 1. Introduction ; 2. Inquiry in the Meno ; 3. Knowledge and Belief in Republic V ; 4. Knowledge and Belief in Republic V-VII ; 5. Plato on Naming ; 6. Protagoran Relativisms ; 7. Conflicting Appearances ; 8. Plato's Refutation of Protagoras in the Theaetetus ; 9. False Beliefs in the Theaetetus ; 10. Knowledge and Logos in the Theaetetus ; 11. Separation ; 12. Immanence ; 13. Relational Entities ; 14. Forms as Causes: Plato and Aristotle ; 15. Plato and Aristotle on Form and Substance ; Biblography ; Index Locorum