Chapter 4. Plato: Metaphysics

  1. Christopher Shields
  1. Daniel Devereux

Published Online: 21 JAN 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470756652.ch4

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy

How to Cite

Devereux, D. (2003) Plato: Metaphysics, in The Blackwell Guide to Ancient Philosophy (ed C. Shields), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470756652.ch4

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 JAN 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780631222149

Online ISBN: 9780470756652

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Keywords:

  • metaphysics;
  • plato;
  • theory of forms;
  • epistemology;
  • socrates

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Socrates' Search for Definitions

  • Plato's Theory of Forms: Epistemological Separation

  • Plato's Theory of Forms: Ontological Separation

  • The Parmenides: Plato's Second Thoughts about the Theory of Forms

  • Late Developments in Plato's Metaphysics

  • Acknowledgments

  • Notes

  • References and Recommended Reading