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Title: Plato's philosophical terminology : a history of words central to the ontology of his Middle Dialogues
Author: Herrmann, F. G.
Awarding Body: University of Edinburgh
Current Institution: University of Edinburgh
Date of Award: 1999
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Abstract:
The purpose of this thesis is to provide preliminaries for a better understanding of central parts of Plato's philosophy. Its method is a combination of traditional diachronic semantics and the study of the literary and social contexts of words which may be termed pragmatics. Its justification, it is hoped, is provided by an application of the results of those studies to a portion of Platonic text which is, in parts, reinterpreted in the light of some new findings. The point of departure of the investigation undertaken is a passage from one of the dialogues of Plato's middle period which is generally assumed to contain the essence of his thoughts on matters ontological at the time of composition: Phaedo 100d - 105e. From this text, a number of significant terms, most of them recurring in other dialogues of similar date, have been selected.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.652387  DOI: Not available
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