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Cratylus,9780872204164

Cratylus

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Format: Paperback
Pub. Date: 9/1/1998
Publisher(s): Hackett Pub Co Inc
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Summary

The Cratylus, Plato's sole dialogue devoted to the relation between language and reality, is acknowledged to be one of his masterpieces. But owing to its often enigmatic content no more than a handful of passages from it have played a part in the global evaluation of Plato's philosophy. This new English translation by C D C Reeve is the first since 1926, and incomparably the most helpful and accessible now available. It opens up the Cratylus to all philosophically interested readers, as well as to cultural historians and to those whose primary concern is the history of linguistics. The full and lucid introduction does much to illuminate the internal dynamic of this important text and to explain its place within Plato's oeuvre.

Table of Contents

PREFACE ix(2)
INTRODUCTION
xi
1 Hermogenes and Cratylus on Names
xii(2)
2 Natures, Actions, and the Truth in Names
xiv(5)
3 The Maker of Names
xix(2)
4 Natures and Forms, Names and Shuttles
xxi(2)
5 Homer on the Correctness of Names
xxiii(3)
6 The Testimony of Names Themselves
xxvi(4)
7 The Etymologies
xxx(3)
8 Primary Names
xxxiii(3)
9 Cratylus on Truth, Falsity, and Fitting
xxxvi(4)
10 Convention Returns
xl(2)
11 Knowledge and Instruction
xlii(2)
12 Heracliteanism
xliv(3)
13 Socrates on the Correctness of Names
xlvii(5)
14 Conclusion
lii
PLATO'S CRATYLUS
1(96)
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY 97(4)
INDEX OF NAMES DISCUSSED IN THE CRATYLUS 101

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